Hiii lovelies! I hope this post finds you well. Today, I'm thrilled to be addressing the top questions I've been receiving on Instagram about my journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). You've asked these questions many times, and now I'm here to answer in a brand new format - a Youtube video! I talk about everything from my diagnosis story to managing this condition daily. Its only 20 minutes so not super long but I wanted to answer in a longer format than Instagram. Grab a cup of tea, get cozy, and let's dive in.
Ever wondered how one even gets diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis? I go into all the details on my personal journey – the symptoms that led me to seek answers, the diagnostic process, and my journey after my diagnosis.
My thoughts & approach to Biologics:
Biologics can be a hot topic in the AS community. I share my personal experience and thoughts on biologics – do I take them, what's my perspective, and how they fit into my overall management strategy. Let's unpack the mystery surrounding these treatments together.
Day-to-Day AS Management:
Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis involves a daily dance of self-care and management. Working out is an absolute must, but what's the best type of workout? And how often should you exercise? Spoiler alert: it's not always easy, but finding a rhythm is key, and I'm excited to share my tips with you.
The AS Diet:
"What should I eat?" is a question that often pops up. Here, I spill the beans on my dietary choices, offering insights into what works for me in managing Ankylosing Spondylitis. Remember, everyone is different, but sharing our experiences can spark ideas and open up new possibilities.
And there you have it – a glimpse into the world of Ankylosing Spondylitis as lived by yours truly. I created this video and post not just for me, but for all of us navigating the twists and turns of AS. Let's continue this conversation in the Youtube comments and on Instagram (@elinafromsweden) – share your experiences, thoughts, and let's build a supportive space for everyone dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis. You're not alone, and together, we're stronger. 💙