hi and welcome
have you looked into the nutrition side of things? being a mom of four will have taken a toll on your body's reserves..
here is a link to a chat i had last year with a mom of four who had neurological symptoms and was worried about the possibility of ms. there are a couple of pages to read, a little bit of up and down but a happy ending: general-discussion-f1/topic19575.html#p189325
and here are some basics on ms nutrition: regimens-f22/topic2489.html
specific to ms, fatigue, and childbearing, low zinc may be one nutrient of interest
Zinc and copper in multiple sclerosishttp://jnnp.bmj.com/content/45/8/691.short
"Lower serum zinc levels were found compared to age- and sex-matched controls."
Lower serum zinc in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Relationships to immune dysfunctions and relevance for the oxidative stress status in CFShttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 2705003125
"...We found that serum zinc was significantly lower in the CFS patients than in the normal controls. ... there was a significant and negative correlation between serum zinc and the subjective experience of infection. ... These results show that CFS is accompanied by a low serum zinc status and that the latter is related to signs of inflammation and defects in early T cell activation pathways. Since zinc is a strong anti-oxidant, the present results further support the findings that CFS is accompanied by increased oxidative stress. The results of these reports suggest that some patients with CFS should be treated with specific antioxidants, including zinc supplements."
Iron, Zinc and Folate Status During Pregnancy and Two Months After Deliveryhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3 ... 3/abstract
"The concentrations of zinc in plasma and whole blood and the calculated levels of red cells were low even at the first examination around 12 weeks of gestation, compared with non-pregnant women."
question: are you on any supplements for breastfeeding mom? if so what product is it?
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com