RRMS, dx 8 mos ago at age 57, still trying to working out “best management”.
Drug for MS “Disease” Avonex 6 mos.
Drugs for Menopause and may be therapeutic for MS:
Ethinyl Estradiol (.5mg) + Estriol (2mg) + Progesterone (100mg) + Testosterone (20mg) All compounded to be bioidentical. Dosage(s) subject to change based on outcomes of hormone level tests.
Supplements ALCAR 1500 mg; L-Carnitine 500 mg; Alpha Lipoic Acid 1200 mg; Fish Oil, Flaxseed (oil, capsules and ground); Calcium 2000mg; Vitamin D 3 1200 IU; Magnesium 750-1000mg;
Vitamin B Complex; CoQ10 200 mg; Inosine 1 g day until serum tested; Thisilyn for liver support.
Diet: Low fat, protein--chicken, fish, soy; fruit, veggies, yogurt, fewer carbs and avoid sweets.
Exercise: Water aerobics (2x week), regular aerobics (elliptical and treadmill to practice walking), strength training, weights and core (3x week), stretching (5x week) + meditation for stress.
Impressions: Most “visibly” helpful are exercise, meditation (decrease stress), and alpha lipoic acid (definitely helped numbness, burning and tingling).
Relapsed 2 mo. into Avonex and while also on Lipitor at 80 mg for approximately 4 mos. (for MS and high cholesterol). Lipitor discontinued due to elevated liver enzymes.
For “newbies” to Avonex: I don’t seem to have side effects any more unless I hit a vein.
My walking is getting better.
Some of those unused neurons in my brain (80-90%) may finally be taking on some functions of the ones that died.