Bev, lts now 31yrs since l was first diagnosed - and l was never offered any meds - l have kept exercising as much as possible.
l use an eliptical trainer and a healthrider - plus l have a power-plate machine. l try not to sit down much - keep plodding on - although l am having difficulty walking at all now but thats because l have severe arthritic hip/knee/ankle in what was my good leg. This is caused from abnormal wear and tear as l have had to favour this leg to carry my ‘ms leg’ which l have no control of - drop foot - no movement in my toes either - it just flops. l use to do lots of yoga/pilates but even that has become too much now. l am hoping once l have had a total hip-replacement l might regain better mobility. Appointment is for end of April - so fingers crossed. Surgeon has told me l will never be able to ride again afterwards - will see.
l am 65 - so l suppose l would probably have worn out these joints dispite ms.
Originally, l was told not to ‘tire’ myself - and to take it easy. Did l heck - l have always been a hard working active person - and sitting about has never been my way. l did use to compete in Endurance Riding - but now its only occasionally l ride as l am not really very safe with my balance the way it is. As l have got older l have realised that l no longer ‘bounce’ when falling down [or falling off my horse].
l have tried the food combining diet - where you do not eat carbs and protein at the same time. As the stomach has difficulty in digesting them together.
lts finding what suits you. Big believer in not eating processed food. [ls that what they call junk] Make lots of soup - hate tinned or packet varieties.
Best of luck to you with how you decide to go on - l have always felt it best to eat and exercise well to keep ones body in the best possible condition to be able to cope with this disease. ln the last 6yrs - l have kept my vitb 12/vitd3/ levels well up - and l do take LDN which has been a big help to me. Spirulina is supposed to be a superfood - and chlorella - high in most vits/minerals - l have been on it for about 6weeks - lt has helped my overactive bowel - and l have lost over a stone in weight as it does seem to curb my appetite. Hair/skin/nails have improved also. Chlorella does contain a small amount of Estriol - a natural HRT - now recommended for pwms. Google Estriol MS.