Thanks for responding to my other post. I looked up Ankylosing Spondylitis and Iritis out of curiosity, and am horrified at the consequences of these diseases. As almost all illnesses are bacteria related, including Arthritis, I hope you don`t mind but I thought I would suggest you have a try with Olive Leaf Extract. It really is incredible stuff, and has worked for anyone I know that has used it. It would hopefully get to the initial cause and prevent you becoming so severely affected. Lots of love Pat.