Newly Diagnosed at 53

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Newly Diagnosed at 53

Postby Cammie » Mon May 07, 2012 8:31 pm

I was shocked to be diagnosed with MS at age 53. All my life I had heard that MS was the disease of YOUNG adults. I have been on Copaxone for two months now, and tolerating it pretty well. Already it appears to be having a positive effect. Not as much as I'd like, but I am told that that will take time. But I least I am hopeful that I can return to a normal life. My mobility is not that good.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Postby FLJhawk » Wed May 09, 2012 2:08 pm

I got the dx at 56, after not really having any symptoms until maybe 54, which were very mild. We, and especially males, have to be concerned about going directly into a progressive stage. If you have actually had the disease for a long while, you may not have to worry so much about that. My symptoms came on gradually, then hit fairly quickly, then ease up. I have no idea what stage I am in yet - possibly PP, but also possibly RR.

Are you taking supplements? D3, B12, calcium, magnesium, etc? Malic Acid, LDN?
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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Postby KateCW » Wed May 09, 2012 2:10 pm

What type of MS were up diagnosed with?
Kathy, 49 with PPMS,full time scooter.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Postby jimmylegs » Wed May 09, 2012 4:48 pm

hi cammie, welcome to TiMS. if you want to investigate nutritional approaches, i'd be pleased to help, that's my thing. there are a few different nutrition chats going on here and there. there are a couple links you could start with below, in my signature. again, welcome to the forum!
READ ME key info on nutrient targets - www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com
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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Postby Cammie » Mon May 21, 2012 11:58 pm

Thank you, everybody. I am diagnosed with RRMS. I take vit D and magnesium, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of money to spend on supplements. I am planning to not use sunscreen anymore, so I can absorb more natural vitamin D. Right now I am getting Meals On Wheels, but I would like to try a whole foods approach later.
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