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by thisiswater
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Annual Physical Since Dx -- Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: First Annual Physical Since Dx -- Questions

Thanks everyone My appointment was moved to mid-November so I have time to get these done. I think my pcp knows what tests I need but she's not a neurologist so I figure it doesn't hurt to ask.
by thisiswater
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Annual Physical Since Dx -- Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 623

First Annual Physical Since Dx -- Questions

I'm having my annual physical on Friday. What bloodwork should I ask for in addition to Vit. D and B, bloodwork for inflammation, lipids etc.?
by thisiswater
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Jelinek and OMS/1-Day Conferences in the US
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Dr. Jelinek and OMS/1-Day Conferences in the US

Thought this might be of interest to those of us curious about Dr. Jelinek's work. These are day-long sessions in New York, LA, and Boston. I feel very lucky to live near Boston!:

https://overcomingms.org

Also, if anyone here can speak to following his protocol, please do!
by thisiswater
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Terrified

Hi Kristin -- I was so sorry to read your post. Your symptoms sound scary and waiting for a MS (or any other!) diagnosis is so stressful. You doctor sounds like he is being very thorough and that's a good thing. The lumbar puncture was something I was really scared of, but it was really not bad at a...
by thisiswater
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSWorld
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSW

Thanks for all responses everyone. I started Copaxone yesterday. The injection was nothing; for once I'm happy to have some body fat! lol. I'm working my way to eating the Wahls way, starting with green smoothies while cutting back on refined sugar and carbs. Also, my activity plan includes Pilates,...
by thisiswater
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: X-Post Has anyone done therapeutic riding?
Replies: 1
Views: 672

X-Post Has anyone done therapeutic riding?

I'm assembling my arsenal with which to stave off MS and have added therapeutic riding to it. I'm so excited. The technical term for horse therapist is hippotherapy and you can't believe how many barns are now offering this. Here's a clip from one: MS: Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies: This ...
by thisiswater
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just diagnosed online, alone at home :(
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Just diagnosed online, alone at home :(

kw202: I haven't checked in to this thread for a while. Thanks for your insights. I'm starting on Copaxone soon and am cleaning up my diet in stages. Refined carbs and sugars are first to go!
by thisiswater
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DMDs are crap
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: DMDs are crap

Would someone explain these acronyms and ... what you are talking about to those of us in the states? Thanks in advance!
by thisiswater
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSWorld
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSW

Thank you ElliotB -- I'm definitely thinking about the preventative possibility of taking Copaxone. Why is it the only drug you will take and how do you manage injection site issues? Thanks again!
by thisiswater
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: Thinking About Going Off Copaxone
Replies: 17
Views: 17886

Re: Thinking About Going Off Copaxone

I'm thinking about starting Copaxone when I have a hx of very very few symptoms. I'm not averse to Western medicine, but in the case of my MS I'm reading The Wahls Protocol and have seen Dr. Terry Wahls' YouTube and other videos. IMO, worth a look before you decide what to do. Also, I take D3, Fish ...
by thisiswater
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSWorld
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Why should I take DMDs? Not being rhetorical (x-post MSWorld

I realize this could be on the drugs board, but my question is more general, not specific to one medication. I had optic neuritis 7 years ago. I was not diagnosed at that time, was not tested, the ON resolved and I didn't think about it. With a couple of *minor* exceptions (numb foot), I have been a...
by thisiswater
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs

I've just ordered Overcoming MS! Yes, I was/am aware that Dr. Wahls was receiving DMTs while changing her eating, etc. I find her eating recommendations to be in agreement with mine, and I do believe that eating as she does and using supplements mitigates inflammation. I look forward to reading what...
by thisiswater
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just diagnosed online, alone at home :(
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Just diagnosed online, alone at home :(

Thank you for the informative post, kw202. I'm actually following the Wahls protocol and will begin taking Copaxone in about a month (doc has to push it through insurance, which his insurance person states will be easy). He gave me a choice of starting the meds or going w/ the diet and other lifesty...
by thisiswater
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs

Thanks Scott1. As many predicted, my neuro gave me a lot of Big Pharma SWAG and recommended Copaxone. At the same time, I'm reading Terry Wahls' boo,k The Wahls Protocol, which makes *big* sense to me! I'm surprised I don't see that book all over MS websites/message boards! Her story on YouTube and ...
by thisiswater
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Please tell me all you can about DMDs/DMTs

Thank you Scott1. To what do you attribute your recovery w/out drugs? Diet, supplements, other lifestyle choices? I'd love to know. Many thanks!