Newly Diagnosed at 53

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Cammie
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Newly Diagnosed at 53

Post by Cammie » 6 years ago

I was shocked to be diagnosed with MS at age 53. All my life I had heard that MS was the disease of YOUNG adults. I have been on Copaxone for two months now, and tolerating it pretty well. Already it appears to be having a positive effect. Not as much as I'd like, but I am told that that will take time. But I least I am hopeful that I can return to a normal life. My mobility is not that good.

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Post by FLJhawk » 6 years ago

I got the dx at 56, after not really having any symptoms until maybe 54, which were very mild. We, and especially males, have to be concerned about going directly into a progressive stage. If you have actually had the disease for a long while, you may not have to worry so much about that. My symptoms came on gradually, then hit fairly quickly, then ease up. I have no idea what stage I am in yet - possibly PP, but also possibly RR.

Are you taking supplements? D3, B12, calcium, magnesium, etc? Malic Acid, LDN?

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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Post by KateCW » 6 years ago

What type of MS were up diagnosed with?
Kathy, 49 with PPMS,full time scooter.
Married to a wonderful man, mother to a darling 9 yr old boy

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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Post by jimmylegs » 6 years ago

hi cammie, welcome to TiMS. if you want to investigate nutritional approaches, i'd be pleased to help, that's my thing. there are a few different nutrition chats going on here and there. there are a couple links you could start with below, in my signature. again, welcome to the forum!
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: Newly Diagnosed at 53

Post by Cammie » 6 years ago

Thank you, everybody. I am diagnosed with RRMS. I take vit D and magnesium, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of money to spend on supplements. I am planning to not use sunscreen anymore, so I can absorb more natural vitamin D. Right now I am getting Meals On Wheels, but I would like to try a whole foods approach later.

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