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by MSKarateka
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MS diagnosis
Replies: 7
Views: 861

New MS diagnosis

I would not consider myself to be very symptomatic.

I was wondering what questions should I be asking my doctor.

I haven't been sick in my life so a lifelong illness is a new experience to me.
by MSKarateka
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: MS and Martial Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

Re: MS and Martial Arts

I train in a town near where I live in Central Maine.
Shotokan with JJJ and Judo blended in.
I have only been training about 1 year.
Yellow Belt working on blue.
by MSKarateka
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: MS and Martial Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

Re: MS and Martial Arts

I have no intention of stopping.
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: MS and Martial Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

MS and Martial Arts

I was just diagnosed and consider myself lucky. My symptoms are not super bad. Just leg numbness, balance issues, and loss of some coordination. I was wondering if anyone here practices martial arts and what they might recommend. I started a year ago, and intend to continue. I am finding that the co...
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: New guy here.

I was also wondering if someone could direct me to a thread here on recommended questions or tips for the newly diagnosed.
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: New guy here.

My Doc did say they would be beneficial, but she did not prescribe a specific one.
I just have a standard B Complex, D3, and Fish Oil 3, 6, 9 Complex.
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: New guy here.

She has not told me too much. I have just had my initial diagnoses a few weeks ago. Then some blood tests to check for certain anti-bodies to guide treatment. Monday I have another MRI to get the rest of my spine and more of my head. Then a couple appointments to over the results and decide on treat...
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here has a Job?
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

Re: Who here has a Job?

I am employed full-time and work overtime aggressively. I also have not disclosed my diagnosis to my employer. I do not intend to, until such time it impairs the safety of my co-workers. I am a Security Officer in a hospital. I also go to school full-time for a double major, then plan to follow up w...
by MSKarateka
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: New guy here.

My D levels were on the low side of normal, and I started taking D, Fish Oil 3 6 9 complex and B complex. Next time I am at the Doc's I am going to request copies of all my records and then keep them current. Does anyone use some sort of portable record? If so, what do you recommend? Or, is it even ...
by MSKarateka
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

New guy here.

Hello all, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I am 39. I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago. I am still not totally sure on the type of MS and am still exploring treatment options. I have always been healthy. Never a broken bone, my only surgery was to remove my wisdom teeth as a teenage...