hi and welcome to the forum
ms patients have a known constellation of nutritional issues that are often ignored in the mainstream, and similarly are often addressed in complementary therapy. there are a variety of dietary and supplement approaches.
what i'm wondering is, if your exercise has had the potential to result in nutrient depletion, and whether your diet, although consisting of health whole foods, has any nutritional gaps that could lead to your symptoms.
symptom factors, re muscles, pain, and mood:
muscle and bone pain usually make me suspect magnesium and vitamin d3 first. you can connect both of these with mood, also. magnesium is important for energy also. it's pretty standard for everyone to have suboptimal d3 whether they have ms or not. it just manifests differently in different people. magnesium is readily lost via physical exertion and stress. given some of the background you describe sounds like there's a possible connection:
-Sharp pain under both ribs (began only on the left), always in the same place;
-a band of pain seemingly on the skin but sometimes deeper from under left breast around to my back that is electrical in quality;
-heart palpitations (had EKG, diagnosed as benign premature atrial contractions);
-severe pain in left jaw that includes teeth (a dental visit showed no problems with my teeth);
-jaw tightness and tension;
-what feels like muscle spasms down the left side of my neck sometimes interfering with swallowing;
-intermittent inability to take a deep breath;
-shaking of left leg when taxed (yoga);
-mid back pain at end of day when fatigued;
-tightness along the sides of my abdominal muscles;
-left leg very restless, constantly jiggling.
(consider b-complex for anxiety/depression too...)
symptom factors re GI/immune etc:
as for the GI, immune system, vision and infection issues, i'd look hard at zinc status. smoking and the associated cadmium toxicity has a big impact on ability to absorb zinc. (the body has trouble distinguishing the toxic cadmium from zinc, so cadmium can lock into and tie up your zinc receptors). childbearing places a huge demand on your body's zinc stores also. possibly related symptoms:
-the fact that seeming inability to digest and absorb nutrients from food;
-BMs unformed, sinking en masse;
-at a.m doctor appointments, hyperactive bowel sounds; at afternoon visits, almost no active bowel sounds;
-severe urinary frequency, which is getting worse; (possible infection?)
-diminished vision, getting worse (with pain behind my left eye a few days ago that is better now);
-infections: EBV, H. pylori, possible candida
-Some energy has returned but still weak and with pain and other symptoms.
nutrient depletion factors:
-When I have the energy, I work out 6 days a week and have been an active person for most of my life.
-I eat right--lots of fruits and vegetables, rare chicken, fish, turkey, no other meat;
-I have cut gluten and dairy from my diet in an attempt to alleviate GI symptoms (which didn't really help).
-I do not consume alcohol or caffeine.
some of the best food sources of zinc are things like venison, beef, lamb and scallops. excellent sources of magnesium include spinach, and swiss chard. vitamin d3 doesn't tend to be adequately achieved through diet. unless you like cod liver oil, that is
curious what sort of fish is typically on the menu, and how often, and also about nuts and seeds, eg good vit e sources like sunflower seeds and almonds? and lastly, whether you're balancing your omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acid ratio?
14-day course of antibiotics 4 times a day .... The pain was less but my general weakness, malaise, weight loss continued.
question: did you take probiotics as well, to repopulate your beneficial gut flora?
thought I might have a yeast overgrowth and am on day 10 of a 14-day Candida cleanse.
question: what is the regimen for the candida cleanse?
possible next steps to consider:
serum zinc test, serum magnesium test. of course they'll likely come back 'normal', but the normal range includes both sick and healthy people. if your levels are poor, you can fix them up and see if anything on your symptom list improves.
that's all for now