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by Azaeleaprawn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Sativex
Topic: My Doctor's Opinion
Replies: 19
Views: 13992

Re: My Doctor's Opinion

Former MD shrank away in horror at any mention of the dreaded weed so I began looking for a new one, Was told by the only neuro I saw during my one and only (will never go again) at the local MS clinic that maijuana would rot my brain and then made some derogatory remark like "Mediacl Marijuana .......
by Azaeleaprawn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Acupunture
Replies: 5
Views: 4280

Re: Acupunture

I've had acupuncture done by a physical therapist/acupuncture practitioner at the local MS Society and it has done wonders for a sciatic type pain/ low back pain/pirisformis pain that flare up fom time to time. I was skeptical at the outset but each time it has relieved the pain almost immediately. ...
by Azaeleaprawn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS prognosis
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: MS prognosis

Had a single MS-like event (was told It was a virus by a neuro - guess I should thank him as I lived w/o a shadow of MS for all those years) almost 30 years ago and then nothing that stopped me getting on with my life until 2005. And now I've been told I have SPMS with increased walking/spasticity d...
by Azaeleaprawn
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leg stiffness/pain
Replies: 18
Views: 4073

Re: leg stiffness/pain

I've read something about vitamin D absorption being enhanced as well by small amounts of vitamin K, boron amd vitamin A - a daily all purpose vitamin/mineral supplement.
I wish jimmylegs or one of the other nutrition gurus was around to help us out here.
by Azaeleaprawn
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leg stiffness/pain
Replies: 18
Views: 4073

Re: leg stiffness/pain

I'm frustrated I'm fed up I HATE MS!!!! I miss my walks around my neighborhood I miss hot baths I miss seeing well, esp at night I have awful fatigue I fall asleep 5-6pm (get up about 20 times to urinate) I wake up 4-5 am And I don't feel rested I drink coffee to wake up fron feeling groggy I know ...
by Azaeleaprawn
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leg stiffness/pain
Replies: 18
Views: 4073

Re: leg stiffness/pain

I take magnesium 1200mg, 1500mg calcium which has helped with spasms. Wine is wonderful to relax helps with all manner of problems - a glass or two in the evening is great. White or red does it for me as long as it's not sweet. I'm in Canada so medical marijuana is an option and the stuff does help ...
by Azaeleaprawn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you doctor tell you that you have MS?
Replies: 10
Views: 7806

Re: How did you doctor tell you that you have MS?

Some dr's have ZERO bedside manner and have no business being in the health care profession.
Ya think ?????

I wish that there was a mandatory course for bedside manner in medical school that all dr's would have to pass before they were unleashed on the unsuspecting public.
by Azaeleaprawn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leg ms, brainstem ms, cognitive ms, what type is yours?
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Re: What kind of ms do you have

My 1st episode (undiagnosed) was close to 30 years ago, having little or no effects until the last 5 years and my diagnosis in September was SPMS. I have suffered from vertigo, had some speech problems, tinnitus, optic issues and the odd minor cognitive issue but my main problem is with spasticity i...
by Azaeleaprawn
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple Sclerosis not disease of immune system?
Replies: 22
Views: 5520

Re: Multiple Sclerosis not disease of immune system?

So refreshing to see work on MS other than the old autoimmune stuff which continues to give encouragement to big pharma with their multi billion dollar disease modifying drug profits that fill their pockets and those of thousands of MS doctors.
by Azaeleaprawn
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many had Back Problems before being diagnosed with MS
Replies: 21
Views: 4496

Re: How many had Back Problems before being diagnosed with M

Oh yes, definitely, I had a lot of low back pain. I had back strains from bad lifting incidents so my GP kept sending me for MRIs of my lower back despite all the other symptoms I had and talked about.
Also had whiplash & concussion from a nasty car accident.
by Azaeleaprawn
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lhermitte's sign
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Lhermitte's sign

I have Lhermitte's and was told that of a possible thoracic lesion. No one is interested in doing another MRI to be definite so I just carry on. Don't expect any better from the medical people around here.
by Azaeleaprawn
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you doctor tell you that you have MS?
Replies: 10
Views: 7806

Re: How did you doctor tell you that you have MS?

How was I told that I had MS. Let me think...it was so wonderful - not! I got home on a Friday to find a message from the neuro asking me to call for an appointment so he could discuss the results of my brain scan. Too late to call back, so I was going to call back Monday. Early Monday morning while...
by Azaeleaprawn
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: What you eat and drink may affect your MS
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Re: What you eat and drink may affect your MS

Let's hope we're going to see a whole lot more studies on diet and how it relates to MS!
by Azaeleaprawn
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MS an autoimmune disease?
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Is MS an autoimmune disease?

Right on!
First class article which echoes many of my own thoughts that I've had since being diagnosed recently.
by Azaeleaprawn
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First symptoms are rough...
Replies: 21
Views: 3341

Re: First symptoms are rough...

Oh wow, nooper, I can so empathize with you on the vertigo!
I had a horrible bout with it last December but it did eventually clear up and I haven't had anything like that since.
Hoping it goes the same for you.

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