Hi there, Superwoman7!
You are not alone, and I know that MS seems like a really scary thing, but it doesn't have to be. When I had my first symptom about 6 years ago (optic neuritis), I kind of went into the denial and grief phase simultaneously...not pretty. Then I snapped myself out of it and I decided that if anyone could conquer this thing, it was me. I haven't given up since, and it's been through my determination and persistance that I've managed to put my MS in remission without the use of drugs.
I've posted this before, so excuse the broken-record, but I completely believe that autoimune disorders are our bodies' way of telling us that there is a problem we need to fix. The challenge is figuring out what that problem is, because it's different for everyone. I think that some of the more common problems are diet and stress. At least, this is what my issues seemed to be.
I went gluten/dairy/legume (soy) free shortly after the first symptom (but after experiencing L'Hermitte's sign and having my toes go numb. Making this dietary change made a huge difference, because afterward i developed very few new symptoms, and the ones I did develop were mild. However, after one of my entire arms went numb, I realized there was still something wrong that I needed to fix. At the time, I didn't realize what it was, but now in hindsight, I can see that my issue was that I felt stagnant and trapped in an unhappy long term relationship, working a stressful job, and living in a city I didn't like. I upturned my life and changed all of those things, and ever since (that was a few years ago) I have not had one single MS episode, nor any new lesions on my MRI.
For food info, there is a ton. I started out on the Swank diet, which is something worth looking into, but I realized that this diet actually has some pretty significant problems and isn't a healthy way to eat. I next went to the Best Bet Diet, which is a better version of the Swank diet, but eliminates gluten, dairy, legumes. I then read the 'Paleo Diet' by Loren Cordain and got really into the paleo diet, I highly recommend any videos by Loren Cordain - he has one specifically addressing MS (you can find it on youtube). However, I was eating too low carb, and this gave me some other health issues that I've been improving by adding more safe starches to my diet, so effectively what I've doing now is called 'The Perfect Health Diet' and for me, this is where my body seems to be the happiest. It's a journey to find out what your body needs to thrive, but as long as you don't give up, you will figure it out.
Here are some links to sites about nutritional that I personally used and have found to be very helpful:http://www.nutrisclerosis.com/http://www.direct-ms.org/bestbet.htmlhttp://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/http://perfecthealthdiet.com/