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Postby David1949 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:28 pm

Hi
My name is David. I'm 61. My MS symptoms began in 1994. They were very minor then, just a little numbness in my left thumb. In 1996 I started getting the electric shock sensation running down my spine. I forget what they call that. The DX came at that time. Happily the electric shock sensation went away quickly and never returned. But there has been a continuous gradual loss of ability on my left side over the years. Foot drop is pretty bad on the left foot and the leg is weak. My self-assessed EDSS is 5. I can walk about 100 meters without my cane or leg brace. Foot drop makes it hard to go much further without tripping. With my foot brace on I can go about 1 mile on smooth pavement but very slowly.

Neither of the neuros I've been to was able to tell me what type of MS I have. Since I don't have relapses or remissions I'm guessing PPMS. I don't use any of the MS meds. I followed the Swank diet for quite a few years but unfortunately my appetite for fat foods caused me to fall off the wagon.

Like many others on this site I am very interested in CCSVI. I have not had the Liberation procedure yet but am strongly considering it.

I hope to get to know all of you soon.
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Postby dlb » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:30 pm

David,
Welcome! Read what you can on this site about May Thurner's Syndrome. It doesn't seem to affect me so I tend to skip over that info. What you are describing seems to be relevant though. Maybe some of the posters with MT or some knowledge may catch this with a bump & direct you....
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welcome

Postby ppicklee » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:11 pm

Just wanted to say hi David and welcome. :-)
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Postby David1949 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:15 pm

dlb
Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.

ppicklee
Hi back to you. :-)
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Postby Mirry » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:08 pm

Just wanted to say Hi and welcome. I am a newbie too and this is definitely the place to be to ask questions. You will find a wealth of information here and a great bunch of people.

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