Realizing my symptoms started soon after pregnancy...

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Realizing my symptoms started soon after pregnancy...

Postby thisisbs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:50 am

Now that I look back, I see so many things that I questioned then but never considered MS as a reason. I remember now, right after I had my son, he was only about 8 months old, I started having strange things happen. Like I said, I look back and realize they were because of this. The first thing I can remember was the inability to move to a beat. I am actually quite a wild dancer, and not too bad I've been told. I went out with friends, that I went out with regularly, to a bar. That night, I could not for the life of me dance...I couldn't move to the beat. I had absolutely no rhythm that night. I remember at the time thinking maybe I'm just not into it tonight. It wasn't like me. I'm wondering now if pregnancy kick started this disease. Anyone else have this theory?
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Re: Realizing my symptoms started soon after pregnancy...

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:36 pm

yes. myself, i think it's potentially partially attributable to nutrient losses during pregnancy. zinc in particular, as an important usual suspect. my own zinc (and other nutrient losses) were due to poor uninformed dietary choices rather than pregnancy, but the results were the same. bad. now i have never tried to match up suboptimal zinc and lack of rhythm, but you do sort of remind me of my spatial/movement cognitive issues i had when my zinc deficiency was at its worst.
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: Realizing my symptoms started soon after pregnancy...

Postby lyndacarol » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:34 pm

thisisbs wrote:Now that I look back, I see so many things that I questioned then but never considered MS as a reason. I remember now, right after I had my son, he was only about 8 months old, I started having strange things happen. Like I said, I look back and realize they were because of this. The first thing I can remember was the inability to move to a beat. I am actually quite a wild dancer, and not too bad I've been told. I went out with friends, that I went out with regularly, to a bar. That night, I could not for the life of me dance...I couldn't move to the beat. I had absolutely no rhythm that night. I remember at the time thinking maybe I'm just not into it tonight. It wasn't like me. I'm wondering now if pregnancy kick started this disease. Anyone else have this theory?


I think this is entirely possible because a pregnant woman produces more insulin in order to put weight on the baby she is carrying.
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?"
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Re: Realizing my symptoms started soon after pregnancy...

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:46 pm

possibly related, although in ratty context

The influence of gestational zinc deficiency on the fetal insulin-like growth factor axis in the rat
http://ebm.rsmjournals.com/content/235/2/206.full
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