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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/23/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with ms 13 years ago due to numbness and "lyrettes syndrome" but my symptons went away and was okay for the next 10 years. I choose to believe that it was not ms and that was a mistake when my side went numb and I spent a year looking for an answer that went from iriibalbe bowel syndrom to a tumor in my spine. I finally went to the Mayo clinic in Az and was officially diagnosed with ms. I have not had horrible pain but I am uncomfortable and truly uncomfortable every day. Most days I semi cope and some days, not so much. I do not suffer from extreme fatique or actual disability so I feel like I shouldn't complain but does anyone out there medicate with wine?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey jib

I have had ms since 10. With some sort of attack every 10 - 15 years, which lasted 1-6weeks but then I would be fine. No medication & had a good life. At 45 my mom died and within a month I became SPMS. I also went around trying to find a diagnosis until finally I went back to my GP saying I think this is MS.

Medicate with wine? Why not, as long as it helps and it causes no other problems. For some years I controlled pain/spasticity with cannabis cookies & never had any side effects. I totally believe that you know your body the best and that each person needs to do their own research. I now have a baclofen pump but recently have started taking low dose naltrexone and feel really good. My spasticity (in both torso and left leg) has improved a lot as has the dexterity in my left hand which is very encouraging.

LDN has been used successfully in the US for 10 years, it is cheap and has no side effects. LDN is also meant to stop the progression of MS which is the main reason I am trying it though I need to take it for a few years before I can report on this.
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.

"The past is history, the future is a mystery, the present is a gift."

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/3/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes.  I drink 2 glases to 3 glasses of wine on 4 out 7 days of the week.  Usually in the evening after i come home from work and i'm preparing dinner and reviewing my sons homework,  My biggest problem with having MS is FATIGUE.  I can't seem to find any relief.  I have found that 2-3 glasses of wine reduces my fatigue significantly.  I have disucssed this with my doctor and for now it works.  However, i may need medication later on.
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