I can clearly remember the day I was diagnosed with RRMS and the consultant saying “If I were in that seat right now being told I had MS I would start taking high dose of Vit D3 straight away”
Those were his exact words.
I started on the dose he recommended, 5000iu, 6 years on I’m SPMS, slowing getting worse and I haven’t missed a day of taking the 5000iu of Vit D3.
Many times I’ve asked him is it worth taking the VitD3 as it doesn’t seem to be doing anything.
His reply is always the same, "How do you know it’s not helping, you may be even further along without it "
Personally I’m NOT a believer in the Vit D link.
I’m more leaning towards there being a possible family gene mutation link, but that’s only because of the MS running through my family .
Others will argue that they are the only ones with MS in their family, my argument to that is, you are the only one at that particular time !
MS could strike at anytime and any age, theres nothing to say that MS is not laying dormant in other family members !
My sister was just turning 50, my cousin was 22, her sister 48, me 49 .
Those are the ages that we were diagnosed, but we’ve all agreed that when we look back many many years before being diagnosed we can all think of occasions that odd intermittent things were going on with our bodies that could well of been the MS just surfacing it’s ugly head and then going back into its dormant stage.
We are all under the same consultant and he agrees that the MS was probably always there just waiting to burst out in all its glory.
Yet he’s not a massive believer in the family link argument !
We however as a family are not convinced of that though !