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by flora68
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: Hi guys! Update from flora68 after 20 months on LDN
Replies: 12
Views: 13701

Re: Hi guys! Update from flora68 after 20 months on LDN

OK, here I am again after 13 YEARS on nothing but LDN, and I'm practically unchanged, just older. I just had an MRI yesterday that showed only the most MINIMAL changes. My new neurologist is a fan of LDN and is happy that my MRI showed what we hoped it would. So of course I'm grateful and happy and ...
by flora68
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: RE STUDIES SHOW LDN'S BENEFITS, LDN CAN CURE M.S
Replies: 6
Views: 3559

Re: RE STUDIES SHOW LDN'S BENEFITS, LDN CAN CURE M.S

"Stopping progression" in 40 patients for 6 months obviously isn't the same as a "cure". But it's very good news!
by flora68
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news: Annette Funicello died
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Sad news: Annette Funicello died

After decades of living with Progressive MS, former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello passed away today. ABC News released a statement from the Walt Disney Company, saying that that "She died peacefully at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis". Her fi...
by flora68
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: Old Age Sure Ain't for Sissies
Replies: 27
Views: 18885

Re: Old Age Sure Ain't for Sissies

To dlynn- Thank you for the kind words. Actually I've been lucky and shouldn't complain. About LDN- it tricks the body into making more endorphins, which at the very least, feels good, but I believe it does more. The theory is that endorphins, being very basic to the immune system, help to balance ...
by flora68
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: Old Age Sure Ain't for Sissies
Replies: 27
Views: 18885

Re: Old Age Sure Ain't for Sissies

My 63rd birthday is this week (October 5th, said to be the most populous birthday), and I'm still hangin in there, not getting any younger and obviously still an MS pt. I decided to drop back in on the forum to see what's what, and found that I started this thread over 8 years ago! I'm really doing...
by flora68
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Muscle spasms
Replies: 20
Views: 12728

Re: Muscle spasms

glad you like magnesium-rich foods - careful not to combine with calcium rich foods at the same time, since those compete with each other for absorption. magnesium is easily lost in a variety of ways, including the sweating you specified, and pretty much any stress, etc. quick question: can you cla...
by flora68
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Muscle spasms
Replies: 20
Views: 12728

Re: Muscle spasms

Thank you, everyone, for the suggestions and encouragement. I'm strangely relieved to have it more-or-less confirmed that my muscle spasms are (probably) an MS thing. I'm planning to go back to the gym later this afternoon, for a mild workout, and since I've never tried stretching after a workout I...
by flora68
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Muscle spasms
Replies: 20
Views: 12728

Muscle spasms

I think we all know that MS can do just about anything to you, so almost any symptom I experience I tend to attribute to MS, my default diagnosis. But I'm not 100% sure about this one... For many years I worked out at a gym at least every other day and was very goal-oriented. I pumped more iron tha...
by flora68
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: Doctors that Prescribe LDN
Replies: 103
Views: 131885

Re:

Hi I'm looking for a Neuro in Austin TX that has prescribed this for MS and is open to it. My neuro won't!! Also - I saw someone post a pharmacy (River Pharmacy) where they order the 50mg tablets online without an RX. How is this possible? i'm a little sceptical. Has anyone tried this and dissolved...
by flora68
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Low Dose Naltrexone
Topic: LDN and depression?
Replies: 7
Views: 5937

Re: LDN and depression?

LDN makes your body produce more endorphins; endorphins ought to make anyone feel happier. LDN certainly helped me tremendously.
by flora68
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! MS symptoms only appear in hot weather
Replies: 7
Views: 3390

Re: HELP! MS symptoms only appear in hot weather

Wow. At first I assumed you were experiencing some atypical MS symptoms, but after reading your post more carefully, I don't think it is MS. But whatever it is, it sounds rare and like a real challenge for a diagnostician. What kind(s) of physician(s) have you seen about this? What if any testing h...
by flora68
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cognitive issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Cognitive issues

(FYI, I used a larger font in this post not to show off but because my vision sucks and I know some of you have visual issues too. I was diagnosed with macular degeneration many years before I got MS, but maybe this IS the MS.... who knows?) I was diagnosed with MS 8 years ago. The main symptom tha...
by flora68
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here from a third-world country?
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Is anyone here from a third-world country?

"Is anyone here from a third-world country?"

Yes. I'm from Texas. :roll:
by flora68
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping with a Horribly HOT Summer
Replies: 10
Views: 3124

The dog still needs walking...

One other thing I do differently in this crazy hot weather involves my dog Claude*, who like almost every dog, benefits from going on walks. (Actually, I ride in a mobility scooter, so he's the only one actually going for a walk...). It's also nice for me to get out of the house. These walks only l...
by flora68
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping with a Horribly HOT Summer
Replies: 10
Views: 3124

Magnesium didn't effect MY heat intolerance or muscle spasm-

"....I take 500-600mg of magnesium a day and have no trouble with the heat...." You may disagree, and you may be right, but personally I don't think taking magnesium has anything at all to do with the happy fact that you have "no trouble with the heat". I believe that you are one of the lucky 20% o...