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1. How Long Did You Experience Symptoms Before You Were Diagnosed With Ankylosing Spondylitis?  At What Age Were You Diagnosed?

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2. How Long Has It Been Since You Were Diagnosed, And What Kind of Doctor Diagnosed You?

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3. Describe All Of The Symptoms You Experience With AS, And How Frequently You Experience Them (Include Bowel Related Symptoms, Such as IBD, IBS, etc).

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4. What is Your First Name (And Are You Male or Female)?

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5. Please Tell Me Your Story With Ankylosing Spondylitis (And do you give us permission to share your experience on the website so that others in the AS community can read your story and realize that they are not alone)?    Also, we would love to include as many pictures as we can with each story.  Please email your picture, along with your name to:  Info@AnkylosingSpondylitisCenter.org .

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6. What activities, hobbies or joys in your life do you still participate in despite your AS? Who in your life has given you support, help or encouragement along your AS journey? What encouragement would you give someone who was just newly diagnosed?

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7. Please List The Medications You Have Taken in The Past To Treat Your AS, And The Number of Years That You Took Them.  How Effective Were They (%).  Did You Have Any Adverse Effects From Them?

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8. Do You Take Any Natural Products Or Use Any Non Drug Activities Or Therapies To Help You Manage Your AS, such as Probiotics (which one), Fish or Krill Oil, Herbs, Vitamins or Supplements, Massage, Physical Therapy, Excercise, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Hot Baths or Showers, etc)?  Please Describe & Mention The Level of Effectiveness You Achieve From Their Use.

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9. Have You Tried The No/Low Starch Diet To Help Manage Your AS?  How Strict Are You With It?  How Effective Is It?  If You Have Not Tried It Yet, What Is The Primary Reason Why (Have not heard of it before, Heard about it but lacked all the details, Not sure where to start or how to implement the diet, Afraid to take it on, etc)?

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10. Have You Tried The Patented Quadrapolar Magnets Described by ASCNA To Help Control Your AS Pain?  How Long Have You Been Using Them And How Successful Are They in Helping You With Your Pain?

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