Ankylosing spondylitis

The Party’s Over!

Ok so it’s been just over 3 months since I have experienced any real pain, but guess all good things must come to an end. The past 2 days have probably been the worst I have experienced as far as sacrum and gut pain… I guess it was too much to hope that I had finally found my cure. You know how you feel when things are going so good you can just jump for joy? That is the way I have been feeling, so good it was unreal. I just wanted to believe so much that what I was doing was good and that it was going to last forever.

The gut started acting up on Tuesday and then the sacrum pain started on Wednesday. By Thursday I was on my back with little relief to my butt. My gut was acting like it was having a grand ole time with all the noise it was making, and keeping me on my feet running to the restroom.

I am so tired I can’t even keep my eyes open and to make matters worse my husband, who was very kind this morning telling me it will be ok, tells me this afternoon if I come out and help him tear a fence down it will make me tired enough that I can sleep! Really! Sleeping is not the problem, and here I thought he was beginning to understand.

I started taking anti-inflammatories and don’t know if that has anything to do with all of this, but the tightness in my thoracic area was increasing, you know that normal morning tightness you get with AS. That was helping until this flare.

So should I be rethinking my diet? I already know the no-starch diet only works some of the time and doesn’t really take all the pain away. Should I go back on a gluten free diet? I know that I have intolerance to gluten so yes I should refrain from eating anything with gluten. There are so many things I have intolerance for but if I take all those foods out of the equation will it really make a difference?

Right now I’m doing better but I’m sure the crying will start again as that seem to be the only thing that is helping me right now. I am not going to give up. I am not going to let this discourage me. I am not going to let my disease get the best of me. I will persevere because I have the strength to get me through this…. once again.

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