By gigithompson Latest Activity April 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm Views 1,753 Replies 2 Likes 1


With AS affecting the low spine, who else has the I.B.S.? It only happens when my inflammation is having its challenges and the red eye. I have medications for the IBS but it is 7 day ordeal with dehydration, and low abdominal pain.

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  • Lin Bigknife
    Lin Bigknife May 22, 2014 at 8:25 am   

    HI! I have both as well as Fibro, Sjrogren's Syndrome, RA and Type II Diabetes. I have the constipation side of the IBS - if you have the same, there is a BRAND new med advertised on TV for IBS constipation. It is a once a day med and I can't remember the name (sorry). You might ask your doc about it - may be worth a try.

    Sorry it has taken me so long to answer - I am not on the site regularly, but plan to change that, We need more activity here so we get to know each other.

    Write back if you are interested in correspondence. Lin

    WASHED OUT March 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm   

    Hello Lin I have RA and type 1.5 diabetes, colitis and probably ankylosing spondylitis. Have you joined Diabetes Connect ? Many of these autoimmune diseases run together and I was first diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes , come to find our about 10 % of those diagnosed with Type 2 are actually Type 1.5 or what they call LADA. Autoimmune problems are all over family histories because they tend to be genetic. I have three cousins also disabled with ankylosing spondylitis. I am currently disabled as well, but RA, AS, LADA, are all autoimmune problems. The body's immune system attacks our own body.