I'm so sorry to hear that things have not improved, Jamie. As I tried to explain to your earlier post, I think such symptoms as you describe are initiated by excess insulin, specifically insulin resistance in the skeletal muscles. I encourage you to see an endocrinologist (or your GP) and ask for #1 a test of your cortisol level, #2 thyroid testing – TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Total T3, Reverse T3, and antithyroid antibodies, most important: #3 a fasting blood INSULIN test.
If you (as a nurse?) have had a vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG vaccine) or numerous TB skin tests (Mantoux test) – the skin tests use tuberculin derivative PPD (purified protein derivative), I urge you also to request a blood test for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (This bacterium is weakened in the vaccination; Dr. Denise Faustman of Harvard University believes the TB vaccine causes the pancreas to increase production of insulin.)
If your physician diagnoses insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome or even type II diabetes (based on test results), he may prescribe metformin, which seems to help some people.
If you are found to have BCG in your bloodstream, perhaps the appropriate antibiotic would help. There is an antibiotic forum here at ThisIsMS that you may find interesting – again, some people have reported improvement with antibiotics.
All the best to you.
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on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My hypothesis: excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) plays a major role in MS, as developed in my initial post: http://www.thisisms.com/forum/general-discussion-f1/topic1878.html "Insulin – Could This Be the Key?"