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by Ari
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pregnancy and Copaxone
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Pregnancy and Copaxone

Thanks for your reply. I also ended up with postpartum hypothyroidism after I had my first baby. I saw my specialist about that yesterday and as long as I'm closely monitored with the next pregnancy I should be ok to have another baby. I think I'm going to put off starting any medication at this poi...
by Ari
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pregnancy and Copaxone
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Pregnancy and Copaxone

I was diagnosed with MS 3 months ago and haven't started any treatment yet. I want to start trying for another baby but my neurologist wants to put me on treatment ASAP. I had a relapses 5 weeks ago and my legs stopped working, I fell and broke my arm. My neurologist is worried I'll get worse withou...
by Ari
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: My sister and I have MS

Hi Bryan, I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. It's a lot to deal with when your mum is sick and it's out of your control. Miracles do happen. I have seen my sister to the point of no return, only to recover a year later. It does happen. Try not to read all the horror stories. Everyone's experience ...
by Ari
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: My sister and I have MS

I have also heard about the link to the gut. And in my situation I think it's very relevant. I was severely ill for a year due to an issue with my gut. But this was 4 years ago. The first symptoms of MS I recall were two years ago, when I first started fertility treatment.
by Ari
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS
Replies: 19
Views: 3886

Re: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS

I wouldn't go into panic mode just yet. I had fertility treatment with my son and although that was when my symptoms first started it may have been a coincident. When I saw my specialist and mentioned having another baby he told me not to wait and bring it forward if I could (my baby is 6 months so ...
by Ari
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: My sister and I have MS

It seems like there are a lot of people with family members who also have autoimmune diseases. And majority seem to be female. A lot of people I've spoken to also have low vitamin D levels. Surely there's a link.
by Ari
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Newly diagnosed

I was was diagnosed with MS 2 months ago, it was a huge shock for me too. But if I let it bring me down and become depressed it would get me in the end. I'm stronger then that and have too much too live for. I wish you would also see the beauty in the world. MS is awful, 4 weeks ago I had a bad fall...
by Ari
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS
Replies: 19
Views: 3886

Re: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS

Thanks for the response Gibbledygook. I've got an appointment to see my specialist on the 26th, I will ask him about my blood clotting and see if it's something I need to worry about. The last time I saw him we discussed having a baby and he was aware that I needed fertility treatment to have a baby...
by Ari
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS
Replies: 19
Views: 3886

Re: Infertility treatments may significantly increase MS

I had to have fertility treatment with my 6 month old. It was then that I first remember having symptoms of MS. I was diagnosed with MS two months ago. I now need to decide if I have another child before I have any treatment. I will need to have fertility treatment with this pregnancy as well. Do yo...
by Ari
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: My sister and I have MS

It seems like it is alot more commen then I realised. Over the last 10 years I have learnt alot about MS from my sister. In a way it really helps me. But on the other hand I also saw all the bad that happened to her when she was first diagnosed (she had 12 relapses in 1 year). That makes it hard for...
by Ari
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaky Gut
Replies: 26
Views: 3140

Re: Leaky Gut

I too have been wondering if this may have triggered my MS. 4 years ago I got really sick, my stomach hurt all the time and I would throw up often. I wasn't able to eat food without feeling sick. I was unwell for a year and the doctors weren't able to give me any answers. In the end they thought I h...
by Ari
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: My sister and I have MS

Hi Laura, Thanks for your reply. My mother has a thyroid condition, my auntie has rheumatoid arthritis, two of my cousins have autism, my grandmother has a B12 deficiency. Besides the MS I had an over active thyroid which came on after the birth of my son. My doctor said the pregnancy brought it on....
by Ari
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My sister and I have MS
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

My sister and I have MS

My sister was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago. 2 months ago I had a MRI scan which confirmed that I too had MS. What are the chances? Apparently 3%. Is it just pure coincidence or just bad luck? They say it's not genetic but why does my family have numerous amounts of autoimmune system diseases? That...
by Ari
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mom has MS, now I do...
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Mom has MS, now I do...

Don't you find it strange that your mum has MS as well? I was just recently diagnosed with MS, which was a total shock since my sister also has it. If they say it's not genetic then what are the chances that we both have it?

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