MS Symptoms | Symptoms of MS
This disease is all about myelin, the protective coating on the outside of all our nerves in the body. If you have MS, the myelin in the brain and spinal cord is damaged. MS is a chronic neurological disorder that destroys myelin. It mostly affects women of childbearing age. The most common first symptom is an episode of central nervous system dysfunction, such as optic neuritis, which is eye pain that worsens when you move your eye in any direction. Sometimes the symptoms disappear, but each time they return, it’s called an “episode” of symptoms. You do not want to see these episodes.
- Eye pain
- Numbness, tingling or that pins-and-needles feeling that doesn’t leave after two weeks
- Intense itching sensations
- Swelling in your trunk or limbs
Request these tests from your integrative M.D.
- MS is diagnosed when an MRI shows lesions in the brain or spinal cord. It’s important to note that the diagnosis is made only after you have neurological symptoms twice, or a second episode, showing a second lesion in the brain or spinal cord. One episode that resolves and never returns is not a symptom of MS. You can’t do any antibody tests for MS.
- Test for candida with IGG and IGM in the blood and as part of a stool test analysis also.
Good fat is very important; using coconut oil is amazing because of the medium-chain triglycerides. Try taking one tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day. Also, address your gut health — such as Leaky Gut Syndrome and dysbiosis, which is a microbial imbalance most common in the digestive tract. Talk to your doctor about taking supplements for healing and rebuilding your body.
It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.