Ulrika Jonsson has long struggled with arthritis and says she often jokes about her condition when telling people she dates
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Ulrika Jonsson has been open about how her arthritis affects her at night and admits it’s not the ‘sexiest’ condition.
The 54-year-old presenter has revealed how the condition often wakes her up in agony at night and can also cause “brain fog”.
The mother-of-four also said that with her condition, she’s always open about those she’s dating, as it can often have a negative impact on their relationships.
However, she says she wouldn’t immediately promote it, and if she does, she’d rather make a joke about the situation.
Arthritis is common in people in their mid-40s and causes pain and joint inflammation.
Ulrika, who is currently single, told The sun : “I’m not in a relationship — when I was married, I mean sleeping next to someone isn’t ideal when you’re awake or in pain, and that’s one of the things I’ve thought about in relation to this.” Campaign.
“It’s bound to affect the relationships and people around you and maybe your ability to be intimate.”
Ulrika has partnered with the social enterprise Arthr, whose recent study found that three-quarters of people with arthritis said their joint pain interferes with their sleep, and it can also interfere with their sex life.
She said she has to learn to accept the condition because she’s been dealing with it for so long and trying to “work with it.”
She continued, “I laugh and joke about it, if it takes me a while to get out of a chair I’m like, ‘Oh, here’s the arthritis again,’ and I think people might think I’m joking and taking simply the Mickey, but it is actually real and happening. It’s a big part of who I am.
Ulrika, who was the face of Gladiators alongside John Fashanu, admits she’s had to deal with the disease since she was a child and says she just needs to deal with it as best she can.
“Recently it flared up at night and I was laying there at 3am it’s so painful it’s not every night but I would say I’m in pain every day I’m so used to it like it’s a familiar one pain,” she added.
And she spoke about how the lack of sleep due to waking up can often lead to a mood swing.
She continued, “I’m a mother of four, I became a first-time mom 28 years ago, I’m used to sleepless nights and insomnia, but that doesn’t mean it’s my preferred option, and no doubt lack of sleep gives you.” Kind of brain fog, you can be moody and snappy.”
She admits that most people associate with older people, although it can affect people of all ages, and opened up about how it affects everyone around you.
While the star says she’s concerned the condition is getting worse, she’s focused on doing whatever it takes to counteract it, including Pilates and correcting her posture.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ulrika-jonsson-details-how-painful-26663727 Ulrika Jonsson describes how painful arthritis is affecting her dating life