Being so new to this whole MS thing, I've taken most of my information from articles on the internet, which seem to be the same two articles regurgitated in numerous places. So, I thought I'd turn to you all -- the real experts -- to ask this question. I know people talk about heat (particularly a hot shower, for example) as being a trigger for MS symptoms. What other triggers do you all experience? Because at the moment, I have no idea what's triggering my symptoms. And I read the debate here about diet Coke, but I have to admit, having known nothing of the controversial feelings of those here about it, diet soda is the ONLY thing I had felt I was able to isolate as making my symptoms worse. I cut it out in the beginning of September and after a month, the symptoms seemed to get milder in some very definite ways (although there's clearly something else triggering as well -- I just don't get the shooting pain down my arm, but I'm still getting other problems, and that was before my mri and spinal tap). That being said, though, I think I'm extremely sensitive to chemicals of all kinds, so that might be what's going on there.
Anyway, long story short... what triggers set you off? And what do you do (short of meds) to control your symptoms?
Thanks in advance!