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An_255729 posted:
I got diagnosed 3.5 years ago but my neurologist said I probably had it for 20 years ago when a doctor was treating me with lyme disease. I am feeling depressed and I miss working so much. I have pain in my right buttock down to my foot, I have had it sin December of 09. Went to one doctor and he told me it was the pririformis muscle. I now found out I have a herniated disc and that the pain I am having is probably being caused by my sacriatic join. I am going to a pain management doctor tomorrow and I will beg him to give me a shot tomorrow. I have just spent the last day and a half researching on the internet about what foods I should be eating. I wish I had done this when I first got diagnosed but I am doing it now. If anyone has any pearls of wisdom to help me not to feel so bad about missing working and all my friends it will be deeply appreciated. -Katherine
swampster1952 responded:
Hello no name,

You did not mention if you are on any drug therapy for your MS. If you are taking one of the treatment meds, which one? Is it helping?

As far as any particular diet goes, a well balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits is more than likely all you have to concern yourself with. There are plenty of "special" diets out there that tout to be specifically tailored for people with MS. So far however there has been no clinical proof about a specific diet that is the best for us MS'ers.

Each of us may do better with one combination of foods than another person with MS who wouldn't see any benefit from your chosen diet. You will just have to decide what will work with your life style.

Happy hunting and gathering,

atti_editor responded:
Hello and thanks for posting,

Dave has some great points, and I just wanted to add a couple of articles that you might be interested in. As Dave said, many foods and diets are touted as being helpful for people with MS but as of yet there is no proof that any definitively work. This article outlines some diets and the research as it relates to MS. This article has some general nutrition guidelines to follow (moderating salt use, drinking plenty of water, etc).

Best wishes,

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