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Hello everyone - hope you are all ok.
Does AS feel like your back is swollen on the inside of your body - mainly like your spine is swollen.
When I have flare ups I have pain in the mid back which can be terrible and stiffness which is awful and I feel like I need to stretch my back backwards - that is arch my back backwards and I can feel the stiffness and the muscles in pain/inflammation as if they are cramped and extremely tight and I'm stretching them out.
But I also have bloated feeling in my abdomen at the front which can be very bad at times and a feeling like I'm retaining water- not sure how else to describe it. It feels sometimes as if there is a swollen feeling up from my belly-button up to my throat - but it is not at the surface - it feels as though it is deep inside as if my spine and stomach/oesophagus are extremely swollen leaving no room almost in my abdominal and chest/rib cavity area.
Does anyone else have this??
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