... Have I got it right? and Hi all
Ok so to cut a long story as short as possible. I'm 33. I had Optic Neuritus at the end of November, they did a lumber punture and took bloods. I had 3 days of iv steriods and that sorted out the eye problems straight away. Then I had an MRI at the end of December. At the start of January I had a neuro appointment and the doc said that protiens had shown up in the LP and bloods that people with MS have, the MRI also showed 15 lesions (5 in spine and 10 in brain). On one of my hands the tips of my fingers had been a bit numb and tingle so they gave me 3 days of steriods again, again problem fixed. The doctor wanted me to start on one of the drugs but I said no, it doesn't make any sense to me to go down that route at this stage. I'm quite upbeat about it all to be honest, for me getting stressed and worried about things is a total waste of time and energy and I would rather focus on trying to do something positive and proactive about it, so my husband and I did loads of research online and we found out about the swank diet, various vitamins and also this site.
I now have a load of vitamins.
Vitamin D 10,000iu
Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg
Fish and Fish Oil Supplements 1000mg
Flax Seed Oil 2tbls
Vitamin A 5000iu
The B Vitamins 250mg
Inositol FCC 50mg
Choline Bitartrate FCC 50mg
Vitamin C 0.5g
Vitamin E 400iu
Manganese - - - Not got this yet because I can't find it online, but I think I may be getting enough through veggies
Grape Seed Extract/Pycnogenol (super antioxidants) 5000mg
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300mg
Acetyl L-carnitine 588mg
Gingko Biloba 6000mg
Glutathione Peroxidase - - - Not got this yet because I can't find it online
Digestive Enzymes 2 caps
Lecithin (also known as Phosphatidyl Choline) 1200mg
Phosphatidyl Serine 100mg
Co-Enzyme Q10 100mg
Enada - - - Not got this yet because I can't find it online
I've been taking them since the end of December when MS was first mentioned and I have to say I have never felt so good! Once we're fully clued up on the diet and my body has got used to the veggie juices I'll probably reduce some of these because I'll be getting enough from veggies.
We also got a juicer and I'm making 2 juices a day with green leafy vegetables. I found somewhere that delivers organic fruit and veggies so we are getting 25kg of fruit and veg from them a week, most of it is green leafy stuff and it tastes great.
I have cut out all diary, legumes, processed food, yeast, eggs, saturated fat, gluten
We have been getting fresh fish and having that each evening meal with lots of greens. Also have some skinless chicken breast and we're having that once or twice a week.
I still have loads of reading to do. My husband is reading Overcoming MS at the moment and I am reading the Swank diet book and also The MS recovery Diet book. Hopefully I can give the MS a massive boot up the arse
Well I think that's everything, I would be grateful for any input or suggestions. So far am I doing things right?
Thanks for reading.