Vit. D deficiency leading to MS?

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   Posted 11/3/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with MS about 2 years ago. Just recently I found out through a new doctor I have been seeing that my vit. d levels were extremely low. Upon researching, I found that low levels of Vit. D can cause flares of MS symptoms. My first doctor never took primary levels of my vit. d before diagnosing me with MS. I have only had symptoms at time of diagnosis 2 years ago, numbness and tingling of lower extremities. Does anyone know if my diagnosis of MS could have been premature, and that maybe it was just the extremely low levels of Vit. D that caused those symptoms?

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   Posted 11/11/2010 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure if the MS was a premature dx., but I also had low vit. D levels. They found that out after my ms dx. so I am not sure if it was low beforehand.

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   Posted 12/7/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin D is classically low in MS patients. It is not the single cause of the MS ( because there is no single cause) but decent levels could prevent the onslaught - maybe. A lot more research is needed but Vitamin D supplementation alone may not replace the ability of sunlight to reduce MS susceptibility.
I have written 3 articles about this which you can see on my blog (scroll down to the category search and find articles about MS treatment (vitamin D)

I would also recommend following the MS Direct fan-page on Facebook as the creator has a PhD in Biochemistry and specializes in Vit D
Kath Ibbetson has had RRMS for 22 years.
Become a fan of my Facebook Page
There is loads of information on my blog

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   Posted 12/12/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a lot of information regarding vit-D and MS (as well as a heap of other good inforamtion relating to the treatment of MS) on the following web site

The professor who run this web site (Prof. George Jelinek) was diagnosed with MS 11 years ago and has done considerable research into lifestyle changes to help with the treatment of the disease. He has since remained symptom free.
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