This is very interesting from MS UK… http://www.ms-uk.org/bacteriaandviruses Pat xx
Open the top one ‘Could the first sign of Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis be a dodgy tummy?’ Pat xx
Yes I found this helpful . When I had my attack in Nov 2008 which was the start of my problems I had a very nervous butterfly tummy which led to diahherea. My twins were sitting the 11plus. After 5 days of the butterfly tummy and the runs, numbness and fatigue set in etc!
I have always been prone to butterfly tummy and the runs even when I was a teenager sitting my own exams. I used to have sit on the loo half and hour before exam while the contents of my breakfast past through me. My friends used to keep me going.
Hi Moyna, I can’t think of one single event that I had, but during my teens and my twenties I regularly used to get terrible vomiting bouts and would be up all night really sick. Years later I found out it might have been a form of migraine where you don’t get a headache but just the vomiting. Probably not connected but who knows? I can trace my MS symptoms back to my 30’s… and not diagnosed till I was 57. I don’t always post articles on here but thought that one was very interesting… esp the link between gut and brain. Hope you’re doing well, Pat xx
I was dx at 54…don’t know why I said 57…probably because I can’t believe it was that long ago! Pat xx
IInteresting article. I was diagnosed last year with PPMS at 58. Neuro suggested I could have had my symptoms around 20 years, going by the things I told him. Right from my teens, I can remember having stomach problems. Recall having a lot of time off school but can’t remember why. It was chronic headaches/migraine that led to diagnosis…does make you think…interesting. X
Sorry, should have said could have had the lesion for about 20 years.
i have suffered constipation most of my life, now with MS in a wheelchair etc I have the best bowel regime of my life. One upside to MS for me.thats me laughing in the face of MS
Haha I like it Don!!! Pat xx
Actually, I was 57 last year…I’m 58 now. God help the patients if I was still working in nursing now
Interesting article. Not sure what to make of it as I have never had any stomach problems that I can remember. My father had ulcerated colitis and so has my youngest daughter. So I suppose it could be genetic. Don’t know. Too much for my brain I will leave it to the experts. Mags xx
Interesting article, but so many stomac aches are experienced by everyone. My husband died of massive heart attack after a week of indigestion at night and a full day having tests in hospital - but identifying a particular virus or bacteria for MS would be fantastic for early preventative treatment. I went for my first continence appointment this morning and was shown diagrams of how things work - the human body is so complicated I felt a bit overwhelmed. I was dxd when I was 43 but I had retrobullba neuritis at 27 and 36 but cannot remember any significant stomach aches. I am 63 now and have not had eye trouble since then, or stomach problems. Everyone is different but anything to help early dx is a good sign. Jackie x