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Postby kitkat2 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:43 pm

I am new here and so happy to have found this board. I was dx'd with m.s. 3 yrs ago and have always been suspicious of a chronic infection link to my m.s.

I used to lurk on Lyme Disease boards, as my symptoms were so similar.
I had painful inflammation of both knees limiting my mobility 2 yrs before my m.s. dx. Doc's always downplayed the significance.

After a neg. Lyme titer test, I gave up on that, yet my sinus problems have continued. I cannot ignore the fact that my m.s. improves after taking antibiotics. However, very soon after the last dose, my sinus pain/congestion return, and gradually the m.s. gets worse.

I like how open-minded everyone is about treatments, and look forward to reading all of these interesting topics!

Kitkat2:)
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Postby Melody » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:47 am

Do yourself a big favor and go for allergy test and remove all allergens(food related) as well as intolerances. Seasonal are harder to remove unless you stay in central air that has some special filters. But food I believe is a huge culprit. Sinus infection as well as ear are often due to allergens. Omega 3 needs to be added to your diet as well as Turmeric(unless you are on blood thinners than speak with your Doctor) as they are great anti-inflammatory's. Vitamin D3(natural source should be discussed with your Doctor). Get rid of the inflammation as well as the allergens and in a few months you should start to see improvement in those knees as well as less sinus infection. As usual this is an opinion but it's working for us. Antibiotics treat the symptoms(IMO) I think it's better to eliminate the cause if you can. Although I tend to be probiotics rather than antibiotics. Remove known toxins such as smoking, aspartame, caffeine. Also keep in mind sugar causes excess yeast in the system so limit sugar as well as saturated fats and trans fats. It's not hard once you are used to it just cook yourself instead of packaged it is better for you. Limit salt as well. That's enough for one day welcome aboard :wink:

:roll: Didn't sound very open minded did it :?: . :P
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Postby kitkat2 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:56 am

Thank you, Melody!

Such a warm welcome is greatly appreciated. I plan to pursue the allergy testing. I have been following the "Gold Coast Cure" diet for 2 months. I do feel better without all the sugar that I used to crave. I am also allergic to yeast, so already don't have much bread--cannot drink wine or beer either- :(

I am suspicious of a possible allergy to citrus products--they give me headaches--especially grapefruit juice.

I am literally "feasting" on the fascinating topics on this board-
What a God-send!

Take care,

Kitkat2 :)
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Postby Melody » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:05 am

Grapefruit reacts with scads of stuff. Check your meds here if you are on any. Just look down the left side and hit safety checker. Hubby has allergies to corn, Soya, tree nuts ,ground nuts, all squash family all in the peach family and a few other's. Thankfully not yeast as we do enjoy a beer or 2. :D

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Postby Arron » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:07 pm

kitkat2-- welcome to the site. We're glad to have you with us!
Disclaimer: Any information you find on this site should not be considered medical advice. All decisions should be made with the consent of your doctor, otherwise you are at your own risk.
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Postby SarahLonglands » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:12 am

Hello again :wink:

As you will see, there is never a dull moment here! 8)
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Postby LifeontheIce » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:44 pm

Welcome, Cathy! Happy to see you here. Have you found the right doc yet? Nutgas is here as well. He used the method I gave you last night, and it worked for him.
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