Big step this, new to the forum but have been following posts for some time. Got a diagnosis today for MS (secondary progressive). Not a big shock as although I have been mostly fine (I’m very good at burying my head in the sand and trying to carry on!!!) it’s been in the back of my mind after a bout of optic neuritis 10 years ago. Have ignored my hand tremor and leg trembling for a few months (maybe years if honest!! I convinced myself it was a trapped nerve - though it never got better!! And the urinary retention - embarrassed) until the most recent bout of optic neuritis 6 weeks ago and a big old relapse - big struggles to get out of bed). Just want to say it’s been a big support reading through all the posts before today and I am sure in the future.
Are there any other ms runners on this forum? I try to run (and now I know why I am not improving/falling over when running!) I can just about run 1 mile now (I ran 2 marathons last year - the neuro could not believe it and thinks I should have an extra medal cause of the state of my legs which was nice to hear!!) Am a mum of 3 and a full time teacher also - tough times to come!! I know there are lots of challenges but looking forward to meeting new friends who understand what it’s like living with MS. Any help/advice/support/supplements/diet advice very much appreciated x x x