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I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with anklosing spondilitis in July this year. I was having back pain for 11years before I was diagnosed! I have been put on diclofenac for it but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. One of my hips has been causing me quite a lot of pain for some time now but it now feels like I am in agony everytime I move or walk - I can't get a good night sleep and always feel tired. And now I have started getting pain in my knee, first it was a shooting pain every now and again but now it is quite regular and its really hurting when I walk. Just a bit worried because when I saw my rheumotologist in July he said it was good I wasn't having any problems in my other joints (e.g.hip and knee) (my back is always in constant pain but I am used to that now!) I am only 22 and I feel like I have the body of an 80 year old and think my family and friends think I exaggerate all the pain I am in because the majority of the time I can put a brave face on it but I am never comfortable and I am just getting really down about it! :'(
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