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by RedneckMBA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold creeping up my arms and legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Cold creeping up my arms and legs

I eat the same when not dieting. But I will eat larger portions. I’ll also allow an occasional dessert. Consumption of sugar definitely helps with fatigue. I asked my primary care physician about this. His recommendation was to make sure I spread my eating out evenly through the day. I already do th...
by RedneckMBA
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold creeping up my arms and legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Cold creeping up my arms and legs

In my case, lots of good food. Fresh vegs in salads and cooked fresh vegs. Fruit. Lean fish, pork, chicken, and beef. No junk foods. No prepared foods like TV dinners or cold cuts. Whole grain breads and cereals. Small amounts of rice and potatoes. I am basically doing Weight Watchers program...I di...
by RedneckMBA
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold creeping up my arms and legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Cold creeping up my arms and legs

I am trying to lose weight. I have noticed that days when I do good at dieting are “bad MS” days for me. Symptoms like tingling feet, brain fog, and especially fatigue are all worse than normal.

Trying to lose weight to feel and be better. But I actually feel worse. What’s a mother to do?
by RedneckMBA
Sun May 14, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simvastatin trial starting
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Simvastatin trial starting

I have been doing my own trial for years. Simvastatin is almost the official drug of South Louisiana due to the diet around here...rich in fat. So I'm just a testimonial. I have been taking (40mg) Simvastatin since 1996. I was dx'd with MS 2/2016 just a week before my 59 th birthday. So, does Simvas...
by RedneckMBA
Sun May 14, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long did it take you to be diagnosed with MS?
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: How long did it take you to be diagnosed with MS?

Q1...About three months from first symptom (tingling extremities), 1.5 months after optic neuritis and about one month after one side went numb. About two weeks of the last month was waiting for spinal tap results. My symptoms were out of the text book on MS. We agreed that I passed the "duck test" ...
by RedneckMBA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and scared.
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: New and scared.

There are a lot of things we can do for ourselves that the neuros don't tell us. But the good news is you can learn that stuff at this site. Take a lot of time and look around at the posts on nutrition, supplements, regiments, and medicines. I am about a year into having MS. The advice here has help...
by RedneckMBA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Does it get better? Stomach pain & nausea
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Re: Does it get better? Stomach pain & nausea

I've been on the stuff for a year. I occasionally (like once or twice a week) get the Tecfidera shiits. It isn't violent or gut wrenching, just loosey goose.
by RedneckMBA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So many symptoms in a few days.
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: So many symptoms in a few days.

That happened to me during the initial presentation of MS.

I had some "hug," bladder, and bowel problems. All those disappeared when I went into remission. I still have the neuropathy in my lower legs.
by RedneckMBA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks to all for their help
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Thanks to all for their help

Well, it has been a just over a year since I was diagnosed with MS. My gratitude to all here for teaching me about this disease and how to better help myself I'm kinda old to get MS. I turn 60 this month. The presentation of my disease was just like described in the textbook. The MRIs and spinal tap...
by RedneckMBA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: workout question
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: workout question

I use an ice vest (cool vest) to help control my body temperature. It's not stylish, but it works.
by RedneckMBA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS and pre employment physical
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: MS and pre employment physical

Tell us your location. Laws vary. I suspect you are not in the US due to your spelling of "labor."
by RedneckMBA
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS and Extreme Thirst, Fatigue/WEakness, Low T
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: MS and Extreme Thirst, Fatigue/WEakness, Low T

Chris, I also have low T. It was around the 300 minimum a year before I was diagnosed. This January when I was diagnosed, my T level was a 3. I was in an episode at the time. I was prescribed a testosterone gel to apply daily. The stuff was like rubbing on snot. It gave me a few severe outbreaks of ...
by RedneckMBA
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)
Topic: Anyone getting flushing 3-6 hours after taking Tecfidera?
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

Re: Anyone getting flushing 3-6 hours after taking Tecfidera

I have flushing about 3 hrs later. Had the same problem in meetings. Just say it's a side effect of some medicine I take and power on.
by RedneckMBA
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Just Started Tecfidera
Replies: 13
Views: 5386

Re: Just Started Tecfidera

Don't give up hope on the Tecfidera side effects. They can come at any time during the 8 week "honeymoon." It wasn't till my 4th week that I got a really bad case of the shiits. I got over the first case, but in my 7th week, the Tecfidera shiits returned for a few days again just to let me know who ...
by RedneckMBA
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Tecfidera ....and Gas
Replies: 4
Views: 3064

Re: Tecfidera ....and Gas

I have the same problem with gas too. Been taking the stuff since February. Tecfidera farts are the foulest, rottenest things I have smelled.