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  • 2 days ago

    Vitamins for MS patients

    Which type of vitamin B is needed? My vitamin D is on the lower level? I used to take 1000 IUV but it was not enough so I was told to up my dose to 2000 IUV and take along with vitamin C (eat kiwi, orange etc.,) because the body absorbs it better? IS THAT RIGHT? If not, when does one take it, an hour before eating??? What about Magnesium? I used to take Mag2, two ampules a day, one in the morning and one at night. If not, is one banana a day cover the dosage needed? What else is needed?
  • 4 days ago

    MS Drugs--Which One?

    Hi. I was diagnosed a couple years ago after 2 bouts with Optic Neuritis. Fast forward to now, I have some additional symptoms, (balance and dizziness mostly) and an MRI-confirmed lesion in the corresponding area. So, the doc and I agree its time to go on meds. I am interested in hearing opinions on which one to choose--The good, the bad, the ugly, based on experiences. Looking at Tecfidera (the twice a day oral one) and Avonex (once per week injection). There are others of course, but these are....
  • 4 days ago

    I wet the bed

    Last night I was woken by me urinating on myself. I was in complete shock. I have never had bladder problems before and have NEVER wet the bed as an adult. Should I be concerned? I don't know if I should call my neurologist or wait to see if it happens again. I know that I do not have a bladder infection. I've had tons of bladder infections in my life time and can tell I am getting one before it even registers on the quick test at the doctors. Is bed wetting common with MS?
  • 4 days ago

    Late Onset MS and Spasms

    I was diagnosed with late-onset MS three years ago. My MRI showed I had lesions in my lower spine. I was having balance problems about a year earlier. For the last 3 years I have been on a drug called FAMPYRA. I take it twice a day. I'm not sure if it works but better than nothing. For the past year I have been getting muscle spasms in my left leg. I can now feel the spasms throughout my body which sort of catches my breath. I get them very frequently now. I saw my doctor yesterday and he prescribed....
  • 4 days ago

    Recommendation by my Neurologist to Consider Stopping Meds

    I am a 69 year old female. I was diagnosed with MS in 2004. I believe I had had it for some time but the symptoms we very varied, fatigue, tingling and awful cramps in my legs, constantly tripping up stairs. The diagnoses was an accident, I had been having pain in my neck and they did an MRI which was just low enough to catch a lesion at the base of my skull. They looked further and found five other lesions. So I have been on a beta interferon, Neurontin, Provigil. On my last visit to the neurologist....
  • 5 days ago

    Hearing Loss & MS

    Does anyone know what type of hearing loss MS causes ?and if it is treatable, or can be corrected?
  • 5 days ago

    Maybe MS?

    I have been telling my doctor for a couple of years now my weird symptoms and have slowly eliminated things like b12 deficiency, anemia, diabetes etc. I did the symptom checker on Web md today and WOW! MS sure seems to have all of them. So, what doctor should I see first to get a diagnosis? I have high deductible insurance and letting my doctor guess, sending me for useless and expensive tests is killing my bank account. I would prefer to go directly to whatever doctor that has experience in things....
  • How to cope with a mom who has MS and learn to love and respect her more than ever

    My mom was diagnosed with MS before adopting me even though that was 24 years ago it's sad to say but through out all these years that we constantly bang heads. I never knew why until it donged on me that I never stopped to look at things in her perspective or "walk" in her shoes. Is there anyone out there who was in my situation or scenario?
  • 15 days ago

    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

    I was told by my Neurologist that RLS is a symptom of MS and aside from exercising to take medication that is given to Parkinson patients (Mirapexine). I used to take one pill at night or whenever my RLS got out of control. For the past few months, I am under a lot of anxiety and has affected my RLS so I take one pill at lunch and two at night (the time it gets worse and cannot seem to control the sudden jerk of my leg/toes. continuation - ever since I gained weight and stopped exercising as much....
  • 16 days ago

    Stem cell in lieu of ankle replacement

    Has anybody had any experience with stem cell in lieu of ankle replacements and if yes how did it work. Does anyone know how to get in stem cell trial studies?