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just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in May

Postby ebrownkirkland » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:07 am

Hi all. I was just diagnosed with RRMS yesterday, and my husband was diagnosed in May. Just wondering if anyone else who has MS also has a spouse who has MS.
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Postby NHE » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:38 pm

ebrownkirkland wrote:Hi all. I was just diagnosed with RRMS yesterday, and my husband was diagnosed in May. Just wondering if anyone else who has MS also has a spouse who has MS.

About 15 years ago I met a husband and wife couple that both had an MS diagnosis. The husband was diagnosed about 2 or 3 years before the other.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby ebrownkirkland » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:30 am

Thanks for your response. I am wondering if both our disease courses started with some kind of environmental toxin? It is obviously entirely theoretical on my part, but it is something I have thought about... My symptoms started about 7 years ago and I had lesions then, but they were smaller than they are now, and I have one really big one next to a ventricle. It was active when I had my last MRI so I think that, combined with my symptoms and a normal EMG and nerve conduction study prompted the diagnosis. My husband has Dawson's Fingers and his lab work was "off," so that, along with his symptoms, earned him his diagnosis.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby frodo » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:52 am

Could it be Vitamin D? Have you moved together at the same time to a location with no sunshine?
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby vesta » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:39 am

Could be excess Aspartame.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby ElliotB » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:50 pm

just curious, where are your families originally from?
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby David1949 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:18 pm

These are just rough numbers so don't take them to the bank. About 1 person in 1000 gets MS is the US. So with a population of roughly 300 million there will be 300,000 with MS. If each of them has a spouse then there are 300,000 spouses. 1 in 1000 of them will have MS. So about 300 couples in the US are likely to both have MS.

Having said that, it is very possible that there is an environmental link. We know for sure that latitude plays a role. The prevalence of MS increases as you get further from the equator. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. There may well be other factors too.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby ElliotB » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:12 pm

"We know for sure that latitude plays a role."

This is a common thought but, actually this is for sure not certain. The Eskimos and Inuit who live further North than just about everyone on this planet and experience extremely low levels of sunlight have ZERO cases of MS.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby vesta » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:32 am

The following testimony on Aspartame sent by rdfolland@gmail.com

 
 "A MUST READ TO THE END!In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd..

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition... We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss re- turned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,Cramps,Vertigo,Dizziness,Headaches,Tinnitus,Joint pain,Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!' People were jumping up during the lecture saying,’ I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?'

Yes!Yes!Yes!STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.
Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!
Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong ob-jection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.
The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.




Previously published on my site www.mscureenigmas.net
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby vesta » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 am

ElliotB wrote:"We know for sure that latitude plays a role."

This is a common thought but, actually this is for sure not certain. The Eskimos and Inuit who live further North than just about everyone on this planet and experience extremely low levels of sunlight have ZERO cases of MS.


That just means the Eskimos lack the MS marker gene which causes an increased need for Vitamins D - Dr George Ebers MS research.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby ElliotB » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:46 am

or maybe it means something else.

There is just no way to know for sure.

AND how do "we know for sure that latitude plays a role"?
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby David1949 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:25 pm

Here are a few sources to support my claim:

But researchers have begun unraveling some new theories about the disease from a set of intriguing clues. They know, for example, that the farther you live from the equator, the higher your risk.
http://invw.org/2012/11/26/a-map-of-multiple-scleros-1329/


Geography: In general, MS is more common in areas farthest from the equator. However, prevalence rates may differ significantly among groups living in the same geographic area regardless of distance from the equator. For example, in spite of the latitude at which they live, MS is almost unheard of in some populations, including the Inuit, Yakutes, Hutterites, Hungarian Romani, Norwegian Lapps, Australian Aborigines and New Zealanders — indicating that ethnicity and geography interact in some complex way to impact prevalence figures in different parts of the world.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Who-Gets-MS

MS is predominately a disease of temperate latitudes and of the western hemisphere. Principally, it is a disease prevalent in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Although MS is found in Japan, China and some other temperate, eastern countries, it is very much rarer than it is in the West. Regions north of 40 degrees latitude have a markedly higher incidence than those south of this divide. Within Europe, Scandinavia, The British Isles, the Low Countries and Germany have very high rates. Canada, northern USA and New Zealand have an equivalently high prevalence. Within these areas, certain localities such as the border areas of Scotland (203 per 100,000), Crowsnest Pass in Alberta, Canada (217 per 100,000), the northern-most province of Sweden (253 per 100,000) and others have been found to have extremely high incidences of the disease.
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/facts.html

To be sure there are other factors too, genetics being one of them.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby ElliotB » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 am

Theories are just educated guesses, at this time there is no conclusive evidence.
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Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

Postby David1949 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:07 pm

Re; Aspertame

This may be an issue for some folks, but I never drink diet soda and as far as I know I don't consume aspartame at all. Also MS is older than aspartame so it can't be the cause for everyone.
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