JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

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sharonford
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JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

Post by sharonford » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:32 pm

hello! I am a SFC in the Army with 16 years ad. i was dx with MS recently. Apparently I've had it for quite some time. I am being treated at a MTF by 2 neurologist. One says that they never let anyone stay in with that DX and the other is hesitant to say yay or nay.
I'm a career Recruiter.

Any other service members have any opinions/facts/info that might be helpful?

V/R,


S.FORD

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Re: JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

Post by jimmylegs » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:01 pm

hi sharon and welcome to TiMS :)
not a service member, but can share some perhaps relevant info, in part based on content in your other recent post

recent forum chats and links related to athletic nutrient depletion (based on your comment re symptoms after a weekly routine including lots of running): http://bit.ly/2iQrWDS

one related study that came to mind (glad i could find it pretty easily!):
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of multiple sclerosis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17179460
"Prospective, nested case-control study among more than 7 million US military personnel who have serum samples stored in the Department of Defense Serum Repository."

previous forum input from military folks (not the most recent stuff i'm afraid)
http://www.thisisms.com/forum/undiagnos ... 25648.html
http://www.thisisms.com/forum/undiagnos ... 24611.html
http://www.thisisms.com/forum/general-d ... c7719.html
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

Post by NHE » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:03 pm

There's also a subforum dedicated to Veterans and MS.

http://www.thisisms.com/forum/veterans-and-ms-f51/

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Re: JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

Post by NKAWTG » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi Sharon,

I just found this site and forum; glad to be here with others going thru some of the same things with MS.
I am in the Air Force Reserves, Enlisted Aviator, (10 yrs AD, Reserves 19 yrs). I was also just diagnosed with MS in January, after having numbness in different areas of my body. Now, after IV steroids in early Jan, I primarily have numbness in my hands, and that's about it. My flight doc on base who said I have MS referred me to a Neurologist off-base. I have seen him and gotten a Lumbar Puncture and a lot of blood work including Vitamin D deficiency. We are looking at putting me on Gilenya for medication, but I have not started it yet. Seems everything is going to move slowly with this whole process, including what my unit is thinking. Currently I am just DNIF, or not flying (which is my primary job) and very unsure of my future. I'm just taking it one day at a time and not stressing out over things I can't control. If you like we can re-kindle the forum for military that NHE provided? For now.....

Dave

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Re: JAN 2017 ARMY MS DIAGNOSED

Post by Boudreaux » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:08 pm

It's good for 30% disability from the VA. Not positive but I believe you may be able to continue to serve. Make sure all your symptoms are documented in you medical records and get a copy upon discharge. This will make things easier for you once you discharge as the VA labyrinth can become quite confusing.

Best of luck.

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