I received results from my recent MRI and they were pretty good. Less lesions than 3 years ago, to start. I realize the presence or absence of lesions doesn't necessary indicate much as far as disease progression goes.
However, when I was diagnosed 7 years ago they found a large lesion on my brain stem that they correlated to the intense vertigo I experienced in my second relapsed. They also hypothesized that its position could also be the responsible for the unusual hemisensory parasthesia I was experiencing. We called the lesion "Big Bad" and I experienced two more relapses of vertigo and parasthesia. I also gave up driving out of fear of vertigo suddenly striking.
Big Bad hung around for 7 years, but I'm happy to say that as of last June, he has effed off and disappeared. I am going to claim this as a victory!
Feeling better feels soooooo good, doesn't it! (Something most just take for granted.).
I would like to see a dedicated topic with multiple subtopics telling of how people have gotten better. And this is important - specifically how they did it. Vague descriptions of how one has improved, while being positive, leave others with an often daunting challenge to mimic the actions that were found to be helpful.
Descriptions of how one has achieved temporary symptom improvement and/or long term improvement would be of great value to TiMS members and anyone who visits TiMS.
We take whatever victories we can.
The problem with this is that there is really no way of knowing what actually causes someone to improve. Some people do nothing and improve, others do everything possible between meds, diet, exercise, etc. and don't improve and/or get worse. MS is a very complex and unpredictable illness. And what works for one may not work for another.
But I do like your idea!
I see your point.The problem with this is that there is really no way of knowing what actually causes someone to improve.
I think that is all too frequently the case, but not always.
For example, I can say without a doubt, that magnesium makes my muscles less spastic and more relaxed and much less hyper-reactive. I have witnessed the worsening of symptoms with reduced Mg intake and improvement of symptoms with increased intake. I have also noticed worsening of symptoms with consumption of things that lower Mg levels such as calcium and alcohol. These relationships are not unique to me but are, instead, established facts regarding Mg.
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