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Hello from London

Postby simon » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:16 am

Hi everyone,

Stumbled across this site looking up LDN and the pro and cons as my neurologist is unsure of its findings ?

Anyway Iam Simon from London,England. 37 years old, married and 1 stepson. Finally diagnosed with MS last summer 2006 with a MRI scan after spending a week in St.Thomas' Hospital. Been a long journey looking for answers for at least 4 years, eventhough both my parents have MS and my fathers brother has too !

Iam walking with a limp on my left side without a stick and I have corrected my foot drag with constant exercise. Still working full time. I take 60mg Balcofen, 20mg statin, 3xB12 sublingual tabs and omega3 a day. (blimey gonna start rattling soon !)

My parents are not interested in any help but in time with my help they will. My dad walks with a stick and my mum can walk in the house unaided but requires a wheel chair when she goes out.
Still a little scared of my DX and there seems to be a heap of info on this site to keep me busy reading for a while.

MS has been a bug bear all my life and is obviously here to give me another fight,
but it will not beat me !

Simon x
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Postby cheerleader » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:08 am

Hey Simon-

Welcome. So sorry you find yourself here, but glad you stumbled on the site looking for information. My 44 yr old hubby was diagnosed last year. You are so right about keeping up the exercise, and taking supplements along with your meds. It will truly make a difference.

It sounds as though you know far too much about MS...with your family's experiences. Stay strong and keep looking for answers.

best,
AC
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Postby robin50 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:34 am

hello simon

and "hallo london"

this is a "rather old man" from germany....21 years "more experienced" :wink: :lol:

robin (hood) 8)
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Postby Muu » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:26 am

Hello Simon
welcome to the site from another Londoner - north side of the river.
Two things struck me about your mail. First that you probably know more than most what it means to live with ms having been surrounded by family with it, and second, your case seems to reinforce the theory of there being a genetic predisposition to ms.

I am interested to know what exercises you do to assist with the footdrag - my main problem.
regards,
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Postby simon » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 pm

Thank you all for your greetings.

Muu - Hopefully your from the correct side of north London that being RED :P

As for the exercises I have a treadmill for strength work and attempt 10mins slow speed as often as possible and also hip flexors and calf/hamstring stretches.

I have just been prescribed LDN and will probably start the course next week.

Take care

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