Ankylosing spondylitis

DAY 16: Misinformation

Misinformation… I love this blog and thought other readers would like it to. Give a response on what you feel is wrong with the statements!


So the prompt for today’s post is:

  • Tell us 3 things that are true about you, your condition, or your Health Activism. Tell us 1 lie. Will we be able to tell the difference?


To be honest I’m not exactly sure why we are doing this. Isn’t one of our main missions as health bloggers to stop the spread of misinformation about or diagnoses?

Having said that lets play a little game…

  1. Ankylosing spondylitis can cause the spine to fuse in some cases
  2. The hallmark feature of AS (ankylosing Spondylitis) is the involvement of the sacroiliac (SI) joints
  3. Everyone with AS has a genetic marker, HLA-B27
  4. AS is more common in men than women

I will reveal which one of the above statements is false in my next post. So stay tuned …

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    • Ah Jacquie, I’m sorry you are going through this, I hope not alone. It is difficult when we have to suffer through things that we don’t understand, I know. I am dealing with the same problems and trying to decide if I NEED to go on biologics but I know finding some pain relief is not going to fix my depression. Most days I just want to cry then I remember that tomorrow will be a better day whether it is or not, it gives me some comfort and a little hope….

      • You asked for a “false” statement. The depressed one is false. I do get disouraged at times or feel like I am traped in this body. For the most part I pull out of it. I am by nature an optomist.
        I LOVE my Simponi with the exception of new liver issues. I think I can cleanse this probelm away. I could not and I think would not be able to go on with out the meds.

        Thank you for your love and support!
        I am please to know you via the blog

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