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Postby Waterbear » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:56 am

Hi all,

I am new to this site,although i have spent hours (days probably!) reading through forum posts the last month or so.So this is our story..

My girlfriend,aged 25, was diagnosed with RRMS in mid-July this year.It all started with spasticity of the right arm and leg for her,short attacks of 5-10 seconds several times a day.GP reccomended that we see a Neuro,who sent us for a Brain and Spinal Cord MRI.Brain MRI showed 8 lesions,spinal cord MRI was clean.After 2 weeks another MRI and LP,MRI results were the same and LP was positive,so we got our diagnosis (doctor said it's technically a CIS before an MRI in 3 months time shows lesions,though he said we can be pretty certain it's MS).The Neuro prescribed medication (dont remember the name) for the spasticity,and it went completely away from day 1 on the pills,so steroids were avoided.

At the moments we are still reasearching and trying to decide on treatment options,leaning towards an MS-friendly diet with supplements and not rushing too much for CRABS.I think it's needless to say how useful this forum has been.So really glad to join you all and will keep you posted on how we are doing! :)

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Postby cheerleader » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:35 pm

Hi Yannis-
I'm the chicken soup mom from your cold/flu thread.
Welcome to the site, and all of us are sorry you find yourself here.
There is so much to be done on the diet and nutrition side.
Keep reading and learning and asking questions.
For those of us who love someone with MS, it helps to have the support-
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:09 am

hey yan, you're awesome to be here on your lady's behalf. i love that there are such dedicated carers here. issues with spasticity always scream magnesium to me. have a google on it sometime :) welcome!
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