I was in the ER this morning because my lips and cheek went numb suddenly, and we wanted to rule out a stroke. Well, it was ruled out, and the DR. was especially nice and is helping me to speed up the process of my testing and neuro appts......but right before I left he mentioned a study that had been done stating that Vitamin D deficiency can make MS symptoms worse. He told me that I should supplement by taking 5,000 units of Vitamin D a day, as it won't hurt, even if it doesn't help. He said that someone would have to take like 150,000 units every day for months before it became toxic. So....I figure what the hey?....I'm gonna give it a shot! It most certainly won't get rid of the symptoms, but if it helps improve even one of them, than that's good for me.
I agree. I take a myriad of vitamins, minerals, omega 3 oils, etc. I have doubts that our foods give us everything we need, MS or not. You might want to consider a balanced multivitamin too since many vitamins work better together. Let me know if it helps at all. I don't take extra vitamin D, just the normal amount.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.