I am a 26 year old female with no history of any medical problems at all (except my back goes out once in a while and I go to the chiropractor to fix it).
About 2 weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and could not feel my legs. They were numb, cold, and tingling. I can move them fine and walk fine and have no balance issues. I went to the chiropractor thinking it was a pinched nerve. He adjusted my back but told me I probably have MS. It really scared me so I went to the ER right away. They refused to do an MRI (needed more evidence) and sent me home after drawing blood.
I went to my primary physician and he said the bloodwork was fine and he had no idea what I had. He put me on Prednisone and Nifedeprine, neither of which helped at all. I just returned to him today and he took me off of both and said it was pointless and maybe I should learn to live with this.
I made an appointment with a neurologist but that isn't for 2 more weeks and I'm very scared. Everyone just tells me I probably have MS and need to live with it. The women at work say it's probably a brain tumor and I'll die. I think they're gloating about it. But moving on...
I have numbness in my legs, tingling in my feet, and a cold left foot. I get joint pain too, very mild right now, even in my hands. My heart has been beating irregularly a bit and my blood pressure at the doctor's about 4 hours ago was 90/60, which he said was not a big deal but I feel a bit lightheaded.
What should I do? Any ideas? The doc did say my Vitamin D level was 15, which is supposed to be low, but he wasn't concerned and said it couldn't cause my symptoms.
The brain needs certain building blocks to function properly. I strongly suggest that you Google and watch “Food as Medicine: Brain Health”. It is a six part series by Dr. Wahls.
Also the following 10 tips should help.
1) Your blood pressure is a bit too low. That’s why you are feeling light headed. 120/80 is considered normal. Just add a dash of sea salt in water and drink 1.5 liters every day for a week and take you blood again. It should go up.
2) Your vitamin level is way too low. It should be between 70 and 100 ng/ml. Start taking 5000-8000 IU per day and re-test in 6 months. Vitamin D3 helps to prevent almost every disease known to man.
3) A vitamin B12 deficiency can mimic symptoms of MS. Start taking B-complex and B12 as well. (i.e. tingling, numbness etc. )
4) Other vitamins you should take include magnesium, fish oil and a natural multivitamin
5) Before taking the above vitamins, you need to detoxify your body and make it alkaline. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. For 36-72hrs just consume only water. Then break the fast by eating fruits and veggies only for 7 days. All the symptoms should be gone after that.
6) After you’ve detoxified your body, you must change your diet to one that is alkaline. An alkaline diet includes oily fish, lots of raw veggies and fruits, brown rice, green juices, nuts and seeds. Research this on the internet.
7) Do NOT eat any processed foods, fast food gluten, wheat, red meat, dairy, caffeine or alcohol. These foods are too acidic.
Exercise at least 4times per week. It will help you to de-stress.
9) After a month of this protocol, find a naturopathic doctor to help monitor your progress and tweak your regimen as required.
10) Do not waste your time and energy with another allopathic doctor. A lot of people have figured out that most MDs have no clue what they are doing. I fired my neurologist. I was diagnosed with MS 17 years ago and thanks to my naturopath and my own research, I have no symptoms.