I've just been diagnosed with MS after one episde. MRI shows many lesions and enhancements. physically I feel ok.
wondering about what to do...
can anyone tell me if they have had any improvement with oral supplements such as calcium amelethylphosphate or any others?
Also has anyone benefitted from the best bet diet?
thank you and take care
I assume the Best Bet Diet is similar to the one outlined in the book, The Gold Coast Cure by Andrew Larson, M.D. and his wife Ivy Ingram Larson. She attributes her cure from MS to the diet (modified Swank diet) and exercise. I think there is much validity to it because it limits foods that stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin; exercise also reduces insulin.
I have reread the book and am trying to follow its recommendations more strictly since I have elevated insulin levels that I just can't seem to get back to normal.
I've also read that not enough gold absorbed from good causes it, gluten causes it, mercury causes it.... etc.
there's just too much. I just want to be better.
it's frustrating. i'm not a scientist, i'm just a guy who just got told he has MS and doesn't know what to do!
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First of all, welcome! Second, spend some time here reading posts that interest you. You will find just about all of it here. This page is the AA for MS. It's people who have it helping people who have it like no one else can. You can get positive reinforcement here, education and enlightenment, and you can even get into a good argument!
I truly hope you continue to feel OK. This disease is really funny. My first 3 or 4 years I didn't feel much worse than normal most of the time. The last couple of years have been a different story, but I am still doing good at a newly turned 41 years. Eat right, don't smoke and exercise to the best of your ability. That's my $0.02 for how to begin to handle this. Some people like to stay really informed, if that's you, you are in the right place. Once again, welcome.
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Welcome to our little club - wish you didn't qualify for membership, but ...
If you have been diagnosed after only 1 episode, then my first piece of advice would be to relax a little.
I hade my first episode when I was 20 BUT I wasn't diagnosed until I was almost 50. (MRI didn't exist when I was 20.) For the 30 or so years in between, the disease reamined fairly quiet.
As for your question about drugs & insurance - I am on Rebif which is one of the 4 basis drugs used to treat RR MS. It is covered by my wife's medical plan. Tysabri, being fairly new may not yet be on the covered drugs list of many plans, so if you have plan coverage - give them a call.
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welcome to the group here..for me they are still doing tests on me and stuff like that they keep telling me that they are pretty sure i have ms but they dont want to give a defently answer until something shows up for me....so i sit and wait for them to find something....its the famous waiting game here for me....it would have been nice to be diagnosticed fast......hard to believe that ya would be sitting there typing in the computer i wish they would have figureed this disease out for me earlier...but welcome to the group
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mainly i'm scared and stressed all the time. i'm not sure how to handle the diagnosis.
i'm looking for work with benefits and also worried about being denied any.
i live in ontario, canada.
I'm sorry I can't answer your questions, but I've had MS for over 27 years and have generally found that eating sensibly helps me. I also have Type 2 diabetes and eat a vegetarian (lacto-ovo-vegetarian, actually) diet. I've done this since 1984 and don't miss meat at all.
It's cheaper and cleaner to avoid meat, I've found. But this is just my opinion.
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Hang in ther man and know that you are not alone. Good things happen.
Welcome to this site you will find good information here. I can see you seem to also be from India like me. I was diagnosed a few years back and am now thinking of going on medication. When you mention your first episode what excatly was it.
I had muscle weakness in my thigh three years back and MRI showed lescions , thats it. My condition has not improved but has not gotten much worse either without meds but I now want to take them to see if they help at all. In my case I feel worse in winters and better in summers which seems contrary to most MS sufferers , its not common in Asian Indian males so I am curious what your case is like..