So I was recently diagnosed with AS and have been trying everything to get the pain to stop. I recently even took a vacation to west palm in Florida. The whole time I was here my pains seem to have gone away almost completely. Now having returned to New Jersey my pain has returned. Has anyone experienced anything similar? I'm wondering if the lower than sea level, adjacent to a landfill location has anything to do with it. I know even my girlfriend has said the next day we returned she had become rather depressed and pain in her back has returned as well. We are planning another trip to see if we want to move there. Especially if it means we can live with less daily pain, even when it was raining I didn't have half the stiffness in my joints as I experience here in New Jersey. Is it all in our head or does the weather and environment on the external have an effect on internal health?