Hi I was diagnosed with MS today. Have multiple lesions on brain and spine. Had a CIS in Feb (dizziness and double vision). I had a bad reaction to the oral steroids Prednone , as I had acne spots on my back and chest, my hair thinned extensively and I had severe constipation for a long 12 weeks which caused me to cry when going to number 2 in pain, going once every 4 days. It also made me bleed leavily when going as it cuased me to strain and had fissures and hemmoroids. At the time I read that cutting wheat, gluten and dairy may help wth constipation. Cutting these foods helped amazingly and the constipation almost resvoled. Been glute/wheat and dairy free since then (May).
I think the severe constipation caused me some damage down there as I can’t hold my numbers 2’s for very long now and i think i’m more bowel incontinent… I go to number 2’s now at least once or twice a day and find gluten free food alot easier to digest. I eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. My cousinn died of bowel cancer many years ago.
I asked the neuro today if I could be gluten sensitive or celiac and he just said “its only very rarely that demyelination is caused by gluten”). There is also inflammatory bowel disease which can cause demyelation. Thinking back to when I was well I often had stinky poos that had clear mucus (sorry to be giving details) and would go once every 3 days. I also got aoccasionally a swollen tummy and had a sensation where it felt like my stomach was finding it hard to digest food and i would rub my tummy.
I’m going to go and see my GP as what I have with my bowels isn’t norma but it could be my lesions, any thoughts please? xx