though dx'ed with undiff spondy, and that really does seem to be it,
told my current rheumy "i don't care what we call it, so long as we can successfully treat it."
and we are, more or less. at least making major improvements in between flares.
and if no negative side effects, hitting periodic flares with short course of pred.
even if the dx were to "change", the things we are doing, things that i get the impression help lots of autoimmune / autoinflammatory things, seem to be working.
i personally think there is:
1. a lot of overlap in symptoms between the various autoimmune / autoinflammatory diseases
2. maybe even better dx's that lie between the recognized dx's,
at least several of my good doctors have indicated that that is their belief as well.
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca
pred taper for flares
occasional naproxen / Aleve
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs
future: humira, soon I hope