I am a 40 year young woman who is in the process of being told I have ankylosing spondylitis. The pain has been unbearable and I have been unable to work for a couple of months. Is anyone suffering the same condition as I am? My knee is also involved and am having much difficulty walking because of this. I was very active and now I can't even get out of bed at night to go to the bathroom because it hurts too much to move, so I wait until I have no choice but to get up and go. Please write me back if you want to talk and offer any advice.....I would really, really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!!!!!!!