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Ankylosing Spondylitis and MS symptoms with lesions

I have had Ankylosing Spondylitis for 20 years. I started getting numbness in my left hand 5 months ago and the right side of my face 3 months ago. I had an MRI which showed small white areas on cervical spine and brain. Neurologist said it may be MS. My research suggests this is likely though I have been trying to find another diagnosis. I have to take dexamethasone 8mg for 3 days and then down by 2mg a day for 18 days.
I wondered if anyone had experienced anything similar?
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Hello.

There a re a few references of cases where MS and Ankylosing Spondylitis co-exist. You may ask your Neurologist to run all the confirmatory tests for MS. (e.g. spinal tap, to find out Oligoclonal bands)

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i have AS. hla-b27 positive via my father and his side of the family. my mother has MS.
i have TONS of neurological symptoms. i have had a couple of lesions that come and go in MRI.
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My first wife and her cousin had MS.  Also her brother had ALS.  Now one of the her brothers kids has AS  Also her uncle had RA very bad.
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