I am very interested in how Supplements help with Multiple Sclerosis and the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I have learned a few things and I have been taking a few different ones to help with the symptoms.
I am going to be very clear that I AM NOT A DOCTOR NOR HAVE I STUDIED ANYTHING ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS.
I have gone to the GNC store and they have told me a few things I also have a friend that sells USANA Supplements and she has given me a lot of help. Some things have helped and done what they were supposed to do and some I haven't noticed a change. However taking shots everyday for MS, I don't notice a difference but they are supposedly doing something.
I do not eat very healthy stuff and I basically eat 1 meal a day which is bad and I am working on that. I know that there is no way I can get enough of what my body needs in 1 meal a day. I have just found ENSURE!!! It is lactose Free which is good for me. So I have been taking one of those drinks in the morning.
I have been reading a lot about Magnesium Supplements and I thought I would share.
I have already spilled the beans that I have Intestinal Shut Down problems. I learned a little about this. People with either constipation or constant diarrhea is usually because of an imbalance of Calcium and Magnesium. For those with problems of Diarrhea usually have to much calcium and not a balanced amount of Magnesium. On the other hand, people Constipation or in my case Intestinal Shut Down, have a higher amount of Calcium and not enough Magnesium. Hence Magnesium Citrate as a colon cleanser. I know I have talked about the things I have tried and what has helped and what hasn't. So here is my opinion. I have found that by adding Magnesium Supplements helps with my problem. I haven't been on them long enough to know if it will continue but I will keep you updated.
On the bottle it also says "HELPS NERVE AND MUSCLE FUNCTION" Here is what I am finding... I am having lesser muscle spasms and the burning sensations are slowly decreasing. I still have bad days but, hey, a bad day here and there isn't too bad. I have also found that it has been relaxing the muscles slowly.
I take CoQ10 I was told it was good for the cells and energy - I haven't taken long enough to notice a change. I heard it takes a couple months
I take Flax seed w/ Omega - 3 Fatty Acids - I take the flaxseed for the bowel problems and honestly the Omega-3 just comes with it. I know that it is good for the heart.
Valerain Root - To help me fall asleep - It doesn't knock me out but within about a half hour to an hour I fall asleep and when I wake up in the morning I notice I slept very good. I do not take these every night but when I am having trouble falling asleep.
I do take the Probiotic Pearls - I take the Pearls only because they come in Lactose free. But Probiotics are an excellent source for helping your intestines. I was told about these by a nurse that was at my house giving me my steroid treatment. She said that in her opinion it is very beneficial for anyone that is sick or taking steroids.
I have never been a vitamin person but I was never a medicine taker either PRE-MS but I guess things change. I have found that I struggle with regular multi-vitamins due to the iron.
Anyways, that is what I have learned and been trying. Now, of course ironically it isn't helping me with this sickness. Who knows maybe they are and I would be worse if I wasn't taking these.
In closing... If I can find natural alternatives that really do help, I would rather take those than all the drugs that the Doctors tell me to take.
Let me know what you think and if you have any to add please feel free to post away. On this one I don't care how long the posts are. I think it is interesting and helpful to all.