Brokensailor –as you requested, I offer my standard action plan suggestion:
First, take a deep breath. You have found many supportive friends at this site. You are not alone, we are here to help in any way we can. We come from diverse experiences and hold diverse ideas; my own personal suspicion is that too much insulin starts the MS cascade. We do not necessarily agree with each other in our thoughts on MS; you will probably not agree with some of us either; we only ask for tolerance when we express unconventional ideas.
From this day forward, I encourage you to eat a healthy diet (a good idea whether or not one has MS). Many people find that diet can influence the symptoms of MS. In my opinion, this means a low-carb diet -- removing all sugar (including beer, wine, etc. which have sugar and trigger insulin production), removing all artificial sweeteners, including sugar alcohols like sorbitol, xylitol, etc. (These promote insulin production, too.), removing all trans fats (These also increase insulin.), and white flour, white bread, white potatoes, white rice (in fact, all carbs so far as possible) from your diet. I think that excess insulin plays a great part in MS and suspect that Fatty Liver Disease is also involved. Diet is important. You may find the account of Dr. Terry Wahls and her dramatic improvement interesting (http://www.TerryWahls.com
Certainly for me, MS is always on my mind.
By the way, in view of recent reading I have done, I wonder if you know if you received a vaccine against tuberculosis in the battery of inoculations you got the military?
You may find useful information in the forum, "Veterans and MS," in the index: veterans-and-ms-f51/
We are glad that you found us; we look forward to your participation. Welcome.
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?"