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here is a PS to my last post.

Postby scaredtd » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:16 pm

hi,
I meant to add to my last question, but hit submit, before I remembered. I seem to be doing that alot lately.
I and 2 other doctors have suggested MS. I am keeping an open mind and trying not to jump to any conclusions.
But in all my years searching for answers, the MS or what seems to be some type of auto immune thing, this is starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together, instead of just turning puzzle pieces over.
I was wondering if anyone knows if respiratory infections are common with MS?
I have had 3 bouts of atypical pneumonia and as many cases of bronchitis over the last 4 years. plus many I just never went to the doctor for. Because they do not respond to antibiotics and seem to linger forever. again, getting a little better, then back full force.
I live in a pristine environment, rocky mountains. so not polluted air.
I do have autoimmune problems, re-occurring epstein Barr, whatever that is, herpes and was on a course of interferon treatment years ago when stuff really started to decline for me. I also have Hep C which I got either sexually, (rare) more likely from a massive blood transfusion after a very bad skiing accident 35 years ago.
For the last 12 years or so, doctors, who I tended to avoid, said my symptoms were due to Hepc.
I know people with this disease and have lived with it for 20 years before the diagnosis, but my symptoms do not fit flu like symptoms, not the muscle spasms, brain "paralysis", where I know what to do, but just can't seem to get it in gear.
thanks for letting me vent and any thoughts on the re-occuring respiratory issues.
Some recent labs showed I had very high iron and ferriten levels. They ruled out hemochromatosis and I rarely drink.
The high ferriten could be from the hepC, but the iron??

please excuse any typos or misspelled words as this happens frequently lately
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Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:30 pm

I can help you if you want to look at it from the nutrition angle.
up for a couple more nutrient tests?
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Postby scaredtd » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:10 am

hi jimmy,
have been to a holistic doctor who has put me on magnesium, zinc, quercitin? and some others. it's been 4 months and no real changes.
I am open to suggestions as she (holistic) doc says MS and parkinson's are not a disease but a list of symptoms.
not sure I believe that. all these symptoms come and go together and IMHO have to all be related to one source.
peace
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Re: here is a PS to my last post.

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:14 pm

hey there :)

i would tend to agree with your doc on the list of symptoms idea.

have you had any blood work done? if you are not hitting healthy levels with your current supplement regimen, i wouldn't expect you to notice any difference..
i am curious about your zinc, selenium and magnesium levels just for starters. based on all the recurrent infections. would it be feasible to get some tests done?

in the meantime, what forms and doses of zinc and magnesium are you on at the moment, iima?
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Postby want2bike » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:40 pm

When you mention the bronchitis it reminds me of my symptoms. I was experiencing all the symptoms of MS but seems it was related to the dental work I had. If you have many root canals or amalgam fillings you might consider seeing a mercury free dentist. Too much mercury in the body will give the same symptoms as MS.

http://www.toxicmercuryamalgam.com/auto ... se-mercury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0WWXzJu ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uccpChyP ... tube_gdata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bFBMzyKE8
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:20 pm

and the body uses some of the same resources to fight infection on one hand, and process out mercury on the other.. it's pretty interesting interconnected stuff!
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