ScutFarkus wrote:I'll second the other poster's comment that you really should look beyond Osteopathy for proper diagnosis and treatment of whatever is going on. Given your symptoms and family history of MS, you should get yourself to a neurologist who has specific experience treating MS, and get them to run the appropriate tests (presumably an MRI with contrast) and assess your condition. Hopefully it's not MS, since there are indeed many conditions that can cause symptoms like these, but if it is MS you want to treat it as such. Putting off a diagnosis is counterproductive, since most treatments, the MS first-line drugs included, are most effective when started early.
I also highly recommend doing your own research (not just by reading forums, where the good information is often buried under mounds of crazy ideas). My own favorite sources are uptodate.com, nmss.org, ms.about.com, and webmd.com.
I was surprised to read in your first post that your ON "wasnt bad enough for steroids". My understanding is that the current best practice is to treat all ON with high-dose steroids, and that studies have shown that such a steroid treatment appears to reduce the risk of subsequently developing MS. So again, I'd question if your Osteopath is really the best person to be treating you.
Vitamin D is good to take, but at best it has a small protective effect against MS, and seems unlikely to have any impact on current symptoms.
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