I had Ankylosing spondylitis since 20 years, I am 45 years now and almost leading a active normal life pain free. I have read a lot about this disease and almost tried every thing recommended. Ultimately out of my experience I have shortlisted some alternative medicine and life style for a sure shot way of leading a pain free life..
Singhanad guggulu tablets twice a day af ( for pain and inflammation)
Chitrakadi Vati tablets twice a day af ( this is for proper metabolism and digestion, since all most all the diseases have there roots from stomach because of improper digestion which leads to accumulation of toxins in between joints causing inflammation)
Curcumin tablets( turmeric) twice a day af ( works excellent for inflammation and pain)
Vatari Churna powder 1/2 tsp twice a day af ( for pain and inflammation )
Shilajit tablets twice a day ( for maintaining high energy levels)
Liv52 tablets 2 tablets 40 minutes before food
Apple cider Vinegar 2 tsp with 2tsp of Manol tonic morning 30 mins before food
Omega 3 tablets 500 mg twice a day
B Active multivitamin tablets twice a day.
Rejoint ( Glucosamine ) tablets twice a day along with food.
Take trice a day ginger tea ( boil raw ginger and add 1tsp of honey) after food. This is a natural pain killer and anti inflammatory.
All these above mentioned are Ayurvedic medicines and Supplements with zero side effects.
Along with I take..
Sulfasalazine SD tablets 1000mg + Voveran Sr 75 mg twice a day.
Folitrax 20 mg once a week.
I do 2 hours of weight trading exercises 5 days a week which very much keeps me fit and mobile, as you know that more muscle mass in your body will helps in better metabolism.
I also do 30 minutes of Pranayama Kapalbhati and Anulomb vilomb each daily.
Drink at least 10 glasses of water every day and sleep for at least 8 hours a day only in the night. Sleeping during day time will impair your metabolism and digestion which is agin a cause of all types of arthritis. Have your food in a fixed time every day.
Sit calm for alteast 15 mins a day only focussing on your breath, you will see how you automatically start breathing deeply.
Gluten, Milk, Fried food, Sugary food, white flour, Smoking, Drinking, Cold water bath, cold weather. Unwanted stress ( mild stress is in fact good for human beings) and negative people and thoughts.
Try following this regime and have patience for the results will start showing.
I am almost leading a normal active life now, my sex life is also very active.