Thanks to each of you for your comments and attention to my story. I do appreciate it greatly.
Chris- Thanks for the note. I am about to take my 6th shot, its hard to believe you got to 99 so quickly! I feel great right now, and have a new appreciation to this life and the ability to walk, run and go to work each day. This has caught my attention for sure and has made me change my perspective on so many things I agree that diet and lifestyle will affect this disease as much as meds or time and I am making changes to my diet, adding some supplements, researching a LOT, getting good sleep, being active and removing as much stress as possible. I'll do what I can and hope for the best!
Lyndacarol- My B12 level was checked twice...The first one was done at an outside lab with different ranges of normal and my doctor ordered it again, along with the other tests mentioned (homocysteine, etc.). So, yes, I am quite confident that this avenue has been explored. In addition, since I have been vegetarian for so long I have always been aware of a risk of being deficient and have had it checked numerous times over the years. I am interested to look into the link between B12 and banding in CSF, I have been reading and taking in so much over the last few months that I can't keep track!! I will definitely be reading about that some more. Sounds interesting...
Considering that I have never had any malnutrition disorders, have never had any GI issues, and have normal levels on all of my lab work, I will venture to say that I do not have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. All of the zinc, magnesium, copper, etc levels were normal. I agree that there may be a problem in processing Vitamin D that was not from a dietary source, but this is a mystery of our society, as so many people are deficient in Vitamin D, no matter how much UV exposure they are getting. I have also read theories that vitamin d deficiency is not a cause of MS, but MS may be the cause of an inability to absorb/process vitamin D. Either way, I have gotten both of my sisters on Vit d supplements from the moment of my earliest doctor's visits. Thanks for all of your info