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by lyndacarol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gadolinium enhanced MRI scans may not be necessary
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Gadolinium enhanced MRI scans may not be necessary

Gadolinium Not Necessary for Follow-Up MRI Scans in People With MS EVERYDAYHEALTH, March 12, 2019 https://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/gadolinium-not-necessary-follow-up-mri-scans-people-with-ms/ Heavy metal has long been a part of routine follow-up care for people with multiple scleros...
by lyndacarol
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Parenting Kids With MS
Topic: MS and Autism
Replies: 3
Views: 6014

Re: MS and Autism

In view of the following articles, perhaps children with autism should also be tested for a possible vitamin D deficiency: Autism (2018) Vitamin D Council, Dr. John Cannell http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/autism/ Vitamin D and autism, what's new? (2017) John Jacob Cannell https://li...
by lyndacarol
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: all things vitamin D
Replies: 1033
Views: 108185

Re: all things vitamin D

Vitamin D and remyelination in multiple sclerosis (2018) Abstract Introduction Several studies have found an association between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D (VD) deficiency, which suggests that VD may play a role in the immune response. However, few studies have addressed its role in remyelina...
by lyndacarol
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: Constellation of symptoms
Replies: 32
Views: 1880

Re: Constellation of symptoms

here are my blood test results Part 1 (Mar and Apr) Part 2 (Mar, Apr, Jun) Part 3 (Jul) Your 25-OH Vitamin D level in Mar & Apr 2018 was 65 nmol/L (your lab's reference range: 50-140 nmol/L). This is the equivalent of 26 ng/mL which is frankly deficient in my lab's reference range of 30-100 ng/mL. ...
by lyndacarol
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: General Nutrition/MS Research
Replies: 126
Views: 4702

Re: from the archives: 1964 case: vit D toxicity, mag recove

Vitamin D-Intoxicated Patient With Hypoparathyroidism Hypercalcemia, Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, and EEG Changes: Magnesium Sulfate Therapy (1964) Abstract 1 "A patient presenting with an acute cerebellar ataxia, nausea, and vomiting of approximately one week's duration was found to have a serum calci...
by lyndacarol
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Stem Cells
Topic: HSCT for MS
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

HSCT for MS

Here's an interesting article about one MS patient's experience with a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt ... _sclerosis
by lyndacarol
Thu May 25, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CIS and having children?
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: CIS and having children?

Hello, I’m new,... A bit about me: I’ve been CIS for about 3 years, on Betaseron, and my neurologist said I was at an extremely high risk of having another event within the first year, based on my MRI scans. As far as I know, I’ve never had another event. I only have the numbness in my feet sometim...
by lyndacarol
Wed May 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MS diagnosis
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: New MS diagnosis

Things that helped me include: 1) "The Wahls Protocol" a book by a medical doctor with MS who tried the MS drugs to no avail and then after doing a lot of research developed a diet that has dramatically improved her life: http://terrywahls.com/the-high-cost-of-todays-drug-therapy-part-2-how-i-saved...
by lyndacarol
Tue May 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's going to happen to me?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: What's going to happen to me?

My location in Canada also seemingly and statistically made me more predisposed to developing M.S regardless. We have the highest M.S rates in the entire world. Welcome to ThisIsMS, purpleberry. If you have not had the vitamin D blood test called "25-hydroxy D," I suggest you ask your GP to order i...
by lyndacarol
Tue May 23, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: MRIs and SEP
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: MRIs and SEP

For the info, I am a male in his mid-20s. I also was found to be Vitamin D deficient four months ago (i.e. 13 in my first blood test ), and now since I take supplement it has risen to probably around 30 or more (my last Vitamin D test showed 23 about one month and a half ago). Thank in advance for ...
by lyndacarol
Thu May 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried about my partner.
Replies: 36
Views: 2376

Re: Worried about my partner.

I dug up my doctor notes... "25-Hydroxyvitamin D Optimal Level: 25-100 ng/mL Deficiency: <10 ng/mL Toxicity: >150 ng/mL" Please compare your doctor's reference range to the chart found in the following article: https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/testkit/ I think your doctor's range is out of step with...
by lyndacarol
Thu May 18, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: New symptom out of the blue
Replies: 66
Views: 5430

Re: New symptom out of the blue

Thanks for the info, lyndacarol. It hadn't occurred to me that they might not accept test results from somewhere else. My neurosurgeon is in Winston-Salem and they'd be likely to consider "outside results" less reliable. My local doctor's office still hasn't sent the order to the hospital. As of my...
by lyndacarol
Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: New symptom out of the blue
Replies: 66
Views: 5430

Re: New symptom out of the blue

I just thought of another question that someone might be able to answer for me. I'm currently taking 1800 mg of gabapentin daily for my neuralgias. Would this affect the results of the blood work in any way? I can only think that any test you can have now, before your other appointments, will indee...
by lyndacarol
Wed May 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: New symptom out of the blue
Replies: 66
Views: 5430

Re: New symptom out of the blue

I heard back from my doctor's office this morning. She's willing to order the blood work without seeing me first because one of my symptoms is tingling. I initially only asked for B12 but she decided on her own to do both B12 and D. I also had to schedule a "physical" for sometime within the next 3...
by lyndacarol
Tue May 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: New symptom out of the blue
Replies: 66
Views: 5430

Re: New symptom out of the blue

Thank you both for replying. I'm waiting for a call back from my gp's office to see if they can send the blood work request in without seeing me. I rarely drive these days because of the side effects of the gabapentin. My husband's shifts at his job make it difficult to have him take me anywhere on...