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I was diagnosed in 2019. I had a migraine for 5 days with visual changes and double vision. I went to my eye doctor who found nothing wrong besides inflammation in my eyes with no cause. He strongly suggested and asked my GP to order a MRI for me. After the test my GP told me there was white matter in my brain, which looked like MS and referred me to a neurologist. It took months and additional tests for my neurologist to tell me that he was certain I have MS, and he then urged me to pick a medication to begin to prevent progression.
I thought the hardest part of MS would be the relapses or giving myself shots as medication. They can be frustrating at times, but the hardest part is not knowing what may happen in the future.
I’m currently taking 3x/week Copaxone.
Tingling arms/legs and fatigue are my most common symptoms.
For my diet, reducing sugar, limiting gluten, and increasing veggies has helped me the most.
The best lifestyle change has been making workouts lower impact to lower stress reduce flare ups. I was having a lot of mini flare ups when my workouts were more intense.
My family and friends have been supportive of my decision.
The most impactful thing to help my MS symptoms has been learning how to check in with my body and setting boundaries when needed. I’m always trying to work on this, but listening to what my body needs helps a ton.
I would tell someone newly diagnosed that it will all be okay, and this isn’t the end of the world. I know that life as you knew it has changed, but this makes us stronger and better equipped to handle whatever life throws at us. Take care of yourself first.
I help women who have also been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis make specific and personalized diet, lifestyle & subconscious changes so that they can begin to heal their body, reduce disease symptoms, and return to a life they love.hey there,