OK! great info.
could you post or private message the levels (with specific test type, units of measurement, and range) of b12, vit d, and magnesium?
it's KEY that ms patients have LOW TO MID NORMAL results for essential nutrients. 'normal' is not good enough.
I'd look REALLY hard at athletic nutrient depletion. serum ferritin will be an important one for you. and I'm extremely interested in your magnesium results. that test is notoriously bad. if you're not at the extreme top end of the normal range or higher, you could well be deficient.
carbs can be a key antinutrient; could be having a large impact on nutrient retention from total dietary intake. can you describe your daily intake of whole and processed, simple and complex carbohydrates?
re 4 kids, I'm not talking about stress at all - pure nutrient depletion from building entire human beings, repeatedly!
if you take the nutrition angle seriously, you can at least take control of some of your own care and in the worst case scenario you can rule out problems. but standard medical practice is NOT equipped to do this for you. at this stage of the game patients need to be their own advocates when it comes to nutrition. luckily that particular road is NOT LONELY. not here anyway
a dec 2013 chat on athletic nutrient depletion (comes up regularly on the forum)undiagnosed-f54/topic23875.html#p218944
a post from the other day, with link to scientific research on problems with the magnesium 'normal' rangeundiagnosed-f54/topic24073.html#p220446
2012 chat re maternal nutrient depletion (by a mom of several little ones)
mom exploring nutrition connection to symptoms general-discussion-f1/topic19575.html#p190398
happy ending general-discussion-f1/topic19575-15.html#p193710
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com