I have recently accepted that I cannot take any fish oil supps.
For some reason it seems to increase my symptoms. I have liver problems and I think the oils are too hard for my body to breakdown and I end up having relapses .....I am sure I am in the minority but I thought I would add my experiences of the oils.
I can however handle flaxseed but whether my body can convert it properly..I have no idea
You know my belief about excess insulin, so my comment here will not surprise you, LR: I try to reduce every form of sugar or sweetener in my diet that might stimulate more insulin production. Some time ago I discovered that my fish oil capsules contained sorbitol, a sugar alcohol. For that reason, I discontinued those capsules.
LR, check the ingredients label on your capsules to see if this might be the situation for you.
By the way, my insulin hypothesis has recently expanded to a more inclusive metabolic syndrome hypothesis. The liver plays a vital role.
Here are my suspicions about my case: A lifetime diet of too many carbs, starch and sugar, contributed to deep abdominal fat (visceral fat) although I have never had a weight problem – I have always been "normal" or even slim.
Visceral fat secretes cytokines (interferons, interleukins, etc. – chemicals that poison the liver and, I suspect, cause overproduction of insulin in the pancreas. I know that insulin will cross the blood-brain barrier and even damage the inside of the blood vessels. I think this is the beginning of MS.
These are my unique ideas; I am not a scientist and I have not found a scientist to support these ideas. The closest I have found is a university researcher who calls them "plausible." My current action plan is to follow a diet that detoxifies the liver; interestingly, this closely follows Dr. Terry Wahls' diet with kale, other green leafy vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables.