mrbarlow wrote:I would love to see some definitive research on what effect Vit D has post diagnosis and in respect to progression of disability.
daverestonvirginia wrote:If you have not had your vitamin d level checked, I would do that. I was taking 4000 IU a day also, had my level checked and it was still very low. We should be looking for a vitamin d level of 125nmol/l. Everyone is a little different so the vitamin d level tests are important.
euphoniaa wrote:mrbarlow wrote:I would love to see some definitive research on what effect Vit D has post diagnosis and in respect to progression of disability.
Geez, I've been going steadily downhill since I started taking 4000 IU of vit D a little over a year ago - faster and faster since then. Same with Vit B12.
Seriously, I had negligible symptoms at diagnosis 8 years ago, but once I started dabbling in vitamins, supplements, made recommended changes to my already healthy diet, etc. - and finally quit smoking completely (was still puffing them some at dx) - I've become a major MS casualty.
I am NOT joking. Go figure.
P.S. And I also started making sure I get plenty of sun exposure - working in the yard, etc.
mrbarlow wrote:Sorry to hear that. Reading your profile it wuld appear you have had MS for decades? Perhaps that affects the usefulness of Vit D as a therapy. In contrast my first symptoms were Spring 2010 and othe rthan a bout of Optic Neuritis havent got any worse.
I typically take 10,000 IU a day.
An International Journal of Medicine provide further evidence for the important preventive role of Vitamin D, not only in reducing the risk of MS, but also the severity and relapse rate for those living with MS.
‘These results indicate that low Vitamin D levels may be triggering the onset of relapses manifesting even 3 months later,’ the authors stated. They went on to say, ‘These considerations are extremely relevant as they highlight the need for well-powered randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials which would firmly prove or disprove the potential therapeutic effect of vitamin D in MS.’
jimmylegs wrote:hi e, what's the blood pressure situation you're dealing with? high or low?
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