This information has been really helpful to me. I've had a loose understanding of why I need to be on the NSD diet, mainly for me it is a way of avoiding medications beyond NSAIDs. I wonder, is it best to start out very strict, because that is what I have done. I would love some tips on boosting energy, because I feel like I always need a nap, but can never get comfortable. And crunchy snacks, because I really miss chips.
Iritis first diagnosed in 1991, presently recurrent and steroid resistant.
Tested HLA B27 positive in 1996.
AS diagnosed October of 2011.
Putting most of my eggs in the NSD and exercise basket, using only TENS, massage, heat and ice, and NSAIDS (sparingly) for pain. Drops for iritis as flare necessitates. Looking back I feel I would have been diagnosed with AS years ago, if I had found a rheumy earlier than 2011.