Post Edited (bohuck2) : 1/19/2009 10:00:35 AM (GMT-7)
One more thing, Kelsey. Please ask lots questions if you want. Tell me what you need? Recommendations for books? Sites? Just ask, we are here for you.
I am sorry if we brought the bottom up too quickly on this fall into MS land. Those meltdowns are normal and necessary. This can be a very tough adjustment. Please know that we have all been there and you have our compassion and support. Please let us know how you are doing. For me the emotional part was everybit as harrowing as the physical part. Please hang in there. While you are waiting for your next episode, try learning as much as you can and research diet and exercise and meditaion or anything else you might think to improve your spirits as well as your body.
Post Edited (bohuck2) : 1/22/2009 12:55:00 PM (GMT-7)
Gretchen has given you really good advice. I found I lost the bad fatigue when I cut out fats (dairy, anything fried, fatty meat, chicken skin) and focussed on lots of veg & fruit, lean meat. I also take 3000 fish oil every day as it is an anti inflammatory and it seemed to get me over a blurry vision episode really quickly. Try not to anticipate the worst cos everyone is different & I had relapsing/remitting for 35 years with only 3 episodes & I lived a full, active & normal life. Then I became secondary progressive with symptoms all the time & getting worse, though the MRI at this stage only showed 1 small lesion. These days there are good drugs that can stop the progression. Wishing you all the best & a long & happy life