I think I have had mild symptoms for many years. It really started up in 2004. I was 62 at the time. The three of us in our family were all older when MS reared it's annoying self.
My older sister had symptoms, but whoever read her MRI said it was not MS. I started on the Swank diet in 2005 and it has helped a lot. Unfortunately, I have other conditions, temporal arteritis and fibromyalgia.
I also had open heart surgery last summer and my thyroid stopped working. I'm on many drugs. I think 11. My life before MS was rather the opposite. I hardly took any meds at all and ate really well. We now grow all our own vegetables (without pesticides).
I was complaining about the number of different drugs I am taking to my doc and she said, 'Which one of these life saving drugs would you like to eliminate?'......good point.
I'm always looking for new ways to improve my life, but also have to pay attention to accepting what my life presents. When I wake up in the morning I stay very still. I think, 'I'm awake, I'm still breathing, so it's a good day.' I read that somewhere , and makes me smile as I stumble out of bed.
My two children are worried about getting ms. I really hope and pray that it doesn't happen, but if it does, I know there are a lot of good people out there that will help.
I have researched CCSVI. I wasn't convinced that it was for me. I look into it again, Thanks for responding.