A vitamin B12 deficiency can be the cause of fatigue/memory/brain alertness etc. l take a high dose daily of methylcobalamin B12 - dissolves in the mouth - so easily and quickly absorbed. You can not overdose as you just ‘pee’ out any extra. This weekend the front headlines of my newspaper said that B12 could be the answer - along with diet to prevent dementia. For many years it has been proved to be essential for us with MS to take it. Just google ‘Could it be B12 - an epidemic of misdiagnosis.’
Along with B12 - l take a high dose of Vit d3 - and 5HTP. And for some years l have been taking LDN - this really dose help with fatigue as it boosts endorphins - gives you a feel good feeling.
l have started taking D-Phenylalanine - GABA and Serrapeptase. ln the hopes of improving my lot. Prescribed drugs from the GP - just make me feel lifeless. Over the last 32 yrs of PPMS - l must have tried them all. Cant see the point of taking something that makes you feel worse.
l read a lot, at night, as l rarely sleep. And even during the day if l am watching ‘telly’ - l sit on the wooden bench in my kitchen and keep doing ‘stand up and sit downs’ try to do a hundred a day. Then squats - just a few minutes at a time to keep me moving. Try not to sit down for more then a few minutes -l get up - do a few more then sit down. Even though l now cannot walk unaided - does not prevent me from getting up and doing something. l even stand at the lap-top - doing a few Pilates moves. Everyone keeps asking me to sit down - because l do stagger about - and it does un-nerve them. But the voice inside my head keeps telling me ‘Get up - Get on with it’ . So l do. l have had a replacement hip and knee - because l have abnormal wear and tear of what was my good leg. This is caused by over compensating -lifting and taking all the strain off the MS leg.The knee op has not been successful and is worse now then before the op - and will probably have to done again. ln all these years, l did not think l would end up being disabled by my good leg and not the MS. My MS leg - just hangs there - have no movement in foot/ankle/knee. This has been like that right from the start. With PPMS - you do not get remissions - its there all the time.
But since taking LDN - my MS has improved. OK - many of you will poo-poo that. l can only speak from my personal experience.