I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1996, and MS in 2012. some people tell me that I could have been misdiagnosed and have had MS all these years. HOW DO I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? Thesymptoms are so similar...I have asked and researched not conditions and can't find answers.. Please help. Thank you, Ava
Read George Jelinek's book, Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, it will alleviate your symptoms and prevent disease progression. It is backed up by medical research written for those with MS and auto immune disorders. It will explain the inflammatory processes in your body and what YOU can do to control your symptoms and progression. I saw 4 different neuros, internist and two MS specialist, they are all starstruck by the meds that promise a decrease in lesion load and disease progression, but if you do your research you will find that lesion load does not determine disease progression. One can have no lesions and be wheelchair bound while others like myself can have over 50 lesions and still be walking and thriving. This book saved my life. Dr Roy Swank followed his patients for 30 years, those that did not follow his suggestions 70% died compared to 18% who followed his plan. Jelinek is more up to date on the MS Diet. It works, statistics don't lie. The pharm drugs have a 28% chance of working,mostly placebo effect. Why trust a pharm company that funds research to promote thier toxic product,???????
No, one autoimmune disease means you are more likely to get another. MS and Fibro are different animals. Fibro makes the pain from MS worse and that's it. See a Pain Management MD. If you had heart problems and MS you would go to a heart doctor and a neurologist. Same thing.
I have had one last year and yesterday..
I have come to the conclusion that I have read MS brochures and answers on this website, that my pain is from my MS. But having Fibro only adds to or triggers the MS pain.
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