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TiaJoy
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   Posted 9/18/2006 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
HI,
Has anyone tried vitamin therapy, or any alternatives other then the shots? If so have you notice any difference with ms symptoms. I have a series of vitamins that I take before work that somewhat help fatigue. I am hestitant about starting the traditional medicine-mainly because I'm deathly afraid of needles.  

rhondab
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   Posted 9/18/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey TiaJoy

I'm not dx'd so i can't speak on behalf of the CRAB's related to vitamins, but i can tell u that i've learned there are certain vitamins u should prob be careful not to over-use. Any immune boosting vitamins ( i think A and C are two of them) are prob not a great idea. MS is basically a malfunction of the immune system...it is over-reactive...attacking u. Therefore, boosting that performance can make things worse for u. I'm sure others will be along to give u better advice than this, but just be careful and check things out with u'r doc before moving forward on the vitamins.

rhonda

Kimber
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   Posted 9/18/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jen,

Taking vitamins for overall good health isn't a bad idea, and there is a lot of information out there suggesting they help MS. Unfortunately there isn't any scientific evidence to back up that claim right now. Rhonda brought up a good point too. The antioxidant vitamins, A, C, and E can actually boost an already overactive MS immune system and is thought to not be such a good idea, but your doctor can advise you best on this.

I'm sorry you have needlephobia (don't know the correct term) but my husband has that problem as well. We were able to work around that problem by having me do the injections for him. I don't know if that is a possibility to have someone do them for you or if that would help ease your fears at all, just wanted to bring up the option.

Good luck with whatever you decide to try!

Kimber
 
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TiaJoy
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   Posted 9/18/2006 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the info, I had no idea that some vitamins wouldn't be good for ms, but it does make alot of sense. I guess I should discuss it more with my doctor on Wednesday.

Mezazinine
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   Posted 9/19/2006 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
There is some evidence in the literature that Vitamin D supplements might help. However, you have to be careful not to overdo it because there is such a thing as Vitamen D toxicity. Before taking supplements, be sure to consider that you get some of it in your food so it's probably not a good idea to get a vitamin that already contains the max recommended daily allowance.

Sue123
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   Posted 12/16/2011 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
My son had one event and they think he has MS. I did a lot of research on what supplements to take. The advice for immune boosters is right, except Vit A and C are ok to take. When the doctors indicate to avoid immune boosters, they mean stuff like echinacea and not regular vitamins that can be found in our foods. Actually, it's really important to take a multi-vitamin to help your body be its strongest. The other things we're doing are taking 3g of Minami Fish Oil as the fish oil helps the mylein sheath around the nerve fibre. The mylein sheath is a fatty tissue and its repair cycle is broken in MS. As well, Vitamin D is critical, we take 2000 IU a day on top of drinking milk and eating yogurt. Most docs are now recommending 1000 IU a day for a normal person.
I'm really tired to write more, but you can drop me a line, best of luck

Here's a couple of articles.
Neurological Inflammation:
An Appoach to Reversing the Process
Dr. Amy A. Yasko

Vitamin D Supplementation in the
Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis
Ashton F. Embry, PhD1

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/pageid/772
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3537648

Post Edited (Sue123) : 1/13/2012 3:52:39 PM (GMT-7)

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