I suspect I may have ankolysing spondylitis which is a form of arthritis in the spine. It has been found that the bacteria klebsiella, which is prevalent in this condition, feeds on starch. I have been experimenting with my diet and starchy foods do make the condition much worse. Although I have been restricting starchy foods I was dismayed to find thryoxine has a starch filler, which I have been taking for 20 years. Does anybody know of an alternative that has no starch in it?