LR1234 wrote:Hi Ernst,
Pleased to hear your wife is doing so well.
Could you remind me what she had treated? Is she still on blood thinners? Is she sleeping on an inclined bed? Also is she doing any special diets and taking supplements?
She got her MS dx in 2006, nasty big surprise with serious symptoms (her right side of body didnt work, extreme fatique, etc). It was about 3-4 months difficult times and then her condition got better. We started best-bet-diet quite after her dx and some supplements (especially vitamin D). She also got rebif, but it wasn't good (her symptoms got worse and thrombosytes got high).
Ok, first 3 years was quite ok, with minor symptoms.. but then little by little symptoms sneaked --> more fatique, depression, "heavy legs", balance issues, spasticity, etc. Exercising became more difficult and not so enjoyable, jogging changed to walking.
In June we went to Poland and her left jugular was narrowed and fixed wigh angioplasty. The impact was incredible. (i wrote it earlier here).
After treatment we dediced to continue with best-bet-diet and I also read Terry Wahls ideas, and got some ideas from her. She also takes some supplements:
- Alpha lipoic acid (600 mg / day)
- vitamin D about 125 µg
- B-vitamins, especially B12
and exercise is very important. We decided that weight lifting is something wich could have big effect on MS. I red some trials with doing weights with MS and results were promising. (and Terry Wahls experiment was very interesting too). Weight training is quite a stimulus to muscle/brain/nerve system.. and also to circulation. We try to exercise also stamina, so there will be some intervals with weights - stamina - weights. But so far, so good.
ps. she hasnt trained with weights before, so squat results are quite impressvie after 3 months training..