My 27 yaer old son has a/s and yes I find as a mother it is a nightmare watching the emotional and physical pain he is in. There seems to be no help. I know he gets quite desoerate at times. He is living in Australia and I live in New Zealand. I would like to correspond with you. He got it because of the B 27 factor he inherited genetically from his father. When he was 8 he got Salmonella food poisoning and that triggered off the B27 and he has been in chronic pain and on anti inflammatories ever since. He is very very thin and had trouble with his stomach because of medication. My email address is email@example.com Please write.