Does anyone know which herbals and supplements are NOT good to take if you have MS? I speak of those that will strengthen the immune system which, evidently, is a BAD thing to do. Did not know that (forgive....just diagnosed in March of this year) and assumed that strengthening the immune system would be a great thing to do. Now that I found this site, I have learned that, as the immune system is attacking itself, the LAST thing I want to do is strengthen it. I am horrified that I did not know this and very frightened about which things I should not be taking. I take Vitamin D, C, B-12, Molasses with Iron, and a few others each day. Does anyone know what I should seriously be avoiding?
I also wanted to ask if anyone out there has dizziness as a side effect of Avonex? I quickly (well, within 4 weeks, anyway) got past the "flu-like" side effects (and for that I am VERY grateful) but now am experiencing a lot of dizziness and am wondering if it could be a side effect of Avonex OR part and parcel of a condition side effect I have had for 3 weeks now - left side of the body numbness. Which, according to a zhillion books, articles, and Web sites, is completely normal, par for the course and nothing to worry about. I just don't know if the DIZZINESS goes along with the numbness or is a side effect of the medication. Has anyone experienced that and does anyone know which that can be categorized as?
Thank you so very much. I am really delighted to have found this resource.
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Post Edited By Moderator (rhondab) : 7/30/2007 2:32:40 PM (GMT-6)