I´m wondering: Do any of you have any allergies, food intolerance or a weak immune system in general? Are they common in people with AS? About general gastro-intestinal sensitivity I already know, not sure about the others.
I´ve recently been checked for coeliac disease as I tend to react very sensitive to certain foods (sickness, stomach cramps, feeling of having eaten splintered glass). Turns out I don´t have it. Doctor says it may be the result of stress or a general sensitivity of the gastro-intestinal system, not sure.
As a child I used to get bouts of neurodermatitis when stressed and rashes after having eaten foods with too much sugar in them. I think the latter turned out to be a myth from a scientific point of view (not an expert though), but I would get the rashes right after I had eaten the stuff, say one or two hours later so I guess there is a connection after all (?).
Also I tend to get sick easily.
Maybe just me being a wuss (the test required sticking a needle in my finger, took me half an hour to calm down and pierce my finger with that thing so that´s surely an indicator of wuss-iness, lol).