Hi Lisa, I am 46 years old and just found out I have AS. I too am looking for answers. I would love to know more about natural products and diets to control pain instead of drugs. My father died at the age of 83 and he had it too. I am not sure at what age he was diagnosed .I know it was later in life. Please let me know what you find out. I would love to hear from anyone with any information. good luck to you.