Abe wrote:I 'do' 7 caps fish oil and 2 table spoons of flax.
Holy crap (or should that be holy carp?)!
Both of those would probably kill me! Sorry, but I have well-deserved phobias to both meds & supplements and I can't help posting occasional cautions, because even though I'm pretty weird (I prefer the term "special & unique") I can't be the only one who has the potential for nasty reactions to things I swallow - especially Omega 3s.
I posted about my esophageal spasms from fish oil here: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-8804.html
I posted about the throbbing nerve pain in my fingers from flax seed oil here: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-15912.html
Shellfish has left me writhing on the bathroom floor more than once and also sent me to the emergency room. Walnuts make me sputter and wheeze. No matter how good for you these foods & supplements sound on paper, each of us will react to them on an individual basis.
I've been keeping daily charts (NOT journals) for years of all my symptoms/meds/supplements/foods and reactions, so I can search back quickly to identify the day a problem started. And the day it ended.
Interestingly (and perhaps coincidentally), I felt even better before
I found out I had MS 8 years ago and started experimenting with all the specific supplements and diet suggestions "proven" by studies instead of going with my instincts.
I swear that my healthy diet/exercise routines have been a big part of keeping me relatively healthy & mobile after 38 years of MS, and that's why I pop into the Diet Forum now and then. But I've never found one that sounds like it's precisely designed for my body's eccentricities.
Still, I certainly encourage PwMS to add a good diet as part of their MS treatment. Wishing good eating, good spirits, and good health to all.