First: I have to apologize for accidentally deleting a couple of comments on my blog. Billy and Mrymerry ,feel free to return and post another comment or two.
Second : I have decided to up my vitamin D from 400 to 800 mg. per day . We haven't had very much sunshine at all this winter and I feel depleted. I did a bit of research and you can go as high as 2,000 mg per day , a combination of diet and supplements. I even read 10,000 produces no toxicity. I'm not sure exactly how much I get through food. I have lactose intolerance , although I can still mange small amounts of yogurt , cheese, and a tiny bit of milk in my tea. Not enough dairy to be a major source of D. I eat meat and some fish which also have D in them. Ahhh, I still remember those big spoons of Cod Liver Oil my mother use to feed us . Morning sunshine she use to call it. I don't think I get any were close to 2,000 mg per day so no worries about becoming "toxic"
Somebody said I was too old to be diagnosed with MS at 53. Normally 40 is the oldest.
Well I think that's because I have had it for ages and my symptoms weren't that bad. And how many times when I went to the doctor I was told I was going through the peri- menopause
( yeah right ! for the last 20 years) so I just stopped going to the doctor.
Now I get annoyed with myself for blowing off the symptoms for so long ,yet I never thought of MS, didn't really even know what it was. When I had trembling in my fingers that was around the time Michael J Fox told about his Parkinson's and said it started that way. I thought "OK I have Parkinson's so I going to die anyway so why bother going to the doctor". Yeah very clever of me.
Anyway what with MS being such an odd condition , what I mean is unpredictable, it's not surprising that some people, like me, could go for a very long time not knowing.
It certainly explains a lot of kooky stuff that has happened to me over the years.
And I still haven't gone through menopause so I suppose I still have the peri- menopause too
Ha Ha !
That's something I would like to explore another time .
Question : Are there symptoms unique to women ? Does MS affect monthly cycles?