Hi from CO!

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Hi from CO!

Postby Hopefuleigh » Tue May 22, 2012 9:05 pm

Hello! I'm so glad I found this forum and I look forward to becoming a part of your "family"!

I'm a 40 year old mom of 3 boys, 1 stepson, and 1 stepdaughter, plus 3 furry babies (dogs). My husband and I live in Denver - I'm a Reiki Practioner/Admin. Asst. and he's a Massage Therapist/Manager.

We've been on this journey for the last 2.5 years and are still in Limbo Land. Have had every blood test known to man - all negative and/or normal, plus an MRI which came back totally clear. My doc feels that my lesions are on my spine and that I do have MS because of my symptoms, but we're waiting for new insurance to kick in before we can do further testing. We'll see what happens. I haven't always been patient with this not knowing, but I'll know when I'll know.

My symptoms are: leg numbness/weakness, cog fog, the "HUG" (I'll never get that name), optic neuritis, arm/shoulder numbness/weakness, nerve pain, vertigo, fatigue.

I've decided to take the holistic approach and am following the Swank Diet. I "fell off the wagon" for about 9 months, but I'm back in the saddle, so to speak, and trying to take good care.

I'm in the middle of a horrible flare-up right now, which brought me back to my sense and gave me a good, swift kick in the butt! I let myself push too hard and then I pay for it, and this one's a doozy. It's all about balance....sigh.

I hope this finds all of you healthy and as symptom free as possible! :-D
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Re: Hi from CO!

Postby jimmylegs » Wed May 23, 2012 1:29 pm

welcome to the forum! :)
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Hi from CO!

Postby FLJhawk » Thu May 24, 2012 9:35 am

Hi, and welcome.

Did you see about getting on Solumedrol during your flair? It may help reduce symptoms if you can. Or even high dose oral Prednizone if your doc will prescribe it.

Good luck and I hope you get to feeling better soon!
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