• Sharity–I’m undiagnosed. MRI’s of brain and thoracic spine both negative. In the last year, I’ve developed a numb left achilles tendon and foot; also nystagmus, diagnosed a month ago….things skip around in my vision. I don’t have diabetes. I have some of your symptoms:  itching (left quad only), jerking (getting much worse), forgetting words.…[Read more]

  • Steve, I had a hard time reading your info because if the control language that accompanied it, so sorry if this is a dumb question: Are you undiagnosed?

    Dan

  • I am an optimist because being a pessimist does me no good at all.

  • Dan Madden posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Ed.
    I guess right now I probably will try the UV-b lamp if I can find out more about them. Google searches have resulted in a lot of scientific papers. A lot to slog through, and not much as UV-b as it relates to MS.
    I hope others here can help out.
    Dan
    • Dan Madden posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      Hi Ed, and thank you

      I’ve been following some theories about Vitamin D as created by the body from sun exposure. It was always thought (I think) that it was the Vitamin D itself that protected people from getting MS. Some recent tests with mice have indicated that the sun’s rays (UV-b rays specifically) themselves and not the Vitamin D…

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      • Hi Dan,

        I don’t give much credence to mouse studies. As I understand it, the mouse model doesn’t do a very good job of replicating MS. That said, I’ve received a lot of Vitamin D from the sun over my 71 years on the Earth. I love the sun and have spent more time in it than a dermatologist would like. I almost always have a tan. Personally,…

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        • Thanks Ed.
          I guess right now I probably will try the UV-b lamp if I can find out more about them. Google searches have resulted in a lot of scientific papers. A lot to slog through, and not much as UV-b as it relates to MS.
          I hope others here can help out.
          Dan
      • Dan Madden became a registered member 2 months, 1 week ago

        • Hi Dan,

          Welcome to the MS forums. I hope that some of the information here will help you sort out the various symptoms you’ve been having for years. Please shout if co-moderator John Connor or I can help.

          Ed

          • Hi Ed, and thank you

            I’ve been following some theories about Vitamin D as created by the body from sun exposure. It was always thought (I think) that it was the Vitamin D itself that protected people from getting MS. Some recent tests with mice have indicated that the sun’s rays (UV-b rays specifically) themselves and not the Vitamin D…

            [Read more]

            • Hi Dan,

              I don’t give much credence to mouse studies. As I understand it, the mouse model doesn’t do a very good job of replicating MS. That said, I’ve received a lot of Vitamin D from the sun over my 71 years on the Earth. I love the sun and have spent more time in it than a dermatologist would like. I almost always have a tan. Personally,…

              [Read more]

              • Thanks Ed.
                I guess right now I probably will try the UV-b lamp if I can find out more about them. Google searches have resulted in a lot of scientific papers. A lot to slog through, and not much as UV-b as it relates to MS.
                I hope others here can help out.
                Dan
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