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Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

 and Vitamin Deficiencies

Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue:

Fatigue can be a major problem in connection with the majority of the cases of MS. The fatigue can be mild to much more severe to the point where it can be much more difficult for
the person that has been given the diagnosis
of Multiple Sclerosis to function much at all.


Symptoms of MS can also include one or more of the following:

* weakened immune system and frequent
   infections


* spasms or twitches

* loss of bladder control (or incontinence)

* intense nerve pain that is either constant or
   comes and goes (that can be intense at one
   point
in the body or it can travel along the
   nerves like sciatica)


* numbness, tingling or pins and needles
   feelings often in the hands, arms, legs
   or feet.


* problems function, this includes most parts
   of the body (arms, legs, hands, feet, etc.)


* vision, hearing or speech problems

and others. For each person that has been given the diagnosis of MS, any, all or none of the symptoms can be present.

These MS symptoms can be mild to severe for each case and can vary greatly in how severe or frequent relapses, attacks or exacerbations can appear.

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamins: Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause more extreme fatigue,
or can at least aggravate the problem of fatigue, making it appear to be much worse than it would be otherwise. It is highly recommended that you find a doctor that can test to see what your vitamin deficiencies may be for your particular case of MS to determine which vitamins may be needed for your own case of
MS.

Vitamins that may be of help to those that struggle with Fatigue, in connection with MS, can include:

B vitamin deficiencies

Any number of B vitamin deficiencies and B vitamin cofactors can contribute to the presence of much worse fatigue. This list can include vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3(Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyridine), B12 (Cyanocobalamine)or either of the B vitamin cofactors of Choline or Inositol.

Iron Deficiency

The lack of adequate iron in the diet and in
the blood stream can be a factor in situations of extreme fatigue, because Iron helps the Red Blood Cells to be able to carry oxygen throughout our bodies. When inadequate oxygen levels are found to be a problem in those us, who have been given the
diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, then extreme fatigue can be present. If you are very low in Iron, this is called anemia. Iron is also considered one of the “stress vitamins”.

When a person with MS is undergoing a prolonged period of stress, the body can demand more iron, because of the higher demand that is placed on the red blood cells to be able to transport higher levels of oxygen at a faster pace. BUT keep in mind that the level of iron that is present in your blood MUST be monitored by a medical doctor, because it is dangerous for the level of iron to be too high in the blood, because this can cause much bigger problems.

Extremely high levels of iron in the blood, for any length of time, can damage or possibly even destroy the function of the kidneys, making it that the kidneys have a more difficult time filtering toxins out of your blood, so that the toxins can be removed from your body. We can’t live without kidneys and we can’t live without a liver. The main thing to remember here is that you need to find a licensed medical doctor, which has experience working with vitamins, nutritional or dietary changes, herbs, homeopathic remedies or other natural ways of reducing the symptoms of MS. The doctor determines what levels of the various supplements are deficient in your body before prescribing what is needed to correct the deficiencies.

Other factors that can contribute to the extreme exhaustion, which you may be experiencing with your particular case of MS, are an under active thyroid and exhausted adrenal glands. These 2 glands produce hormones that, when these are under active, can add to extreme exhaustion. There are other glands in your system that may also contribute to the extreme exhaustion and you should discuss this with your doctor, since your doctor can test the hormone levels to decide if this may be part of the problem, in
your case.


Certain viruses and infections can also contribute to extreme exhaustion. The main one that comes to mind, that can cause more extreme ms fatigue, is the Epstein Barr virus (the virus that is responsible for Mononucleosis), but there can be others that may also be present and contribute to the fatigue. discuss this with your doctor to see if further testing may be part of what your doctor decides is needed to determine if any added factors that are treatable may be present.

If you have a much lower red blood cell count, this can cause fatigue or at least increase the Multiple Sclerosis fatigue that you may already be experiencing. If you have high levels of white cells this can indicate that an infection is active in your body. many types of infections can also contribute to your overall exhaustion. You may also have some allergic reactions to some type of food, pollen, dust, molds, or even chemical allergies. Reactions to allergies can produce a broad range of symptoms, including fatigue, hyperactivity, headaches, sore throat, sinus problems, etc. Some doctors test for allergies will test you for what specific allergies
you have and formulate a overall allergy serum for you to take on a regular basis for a period of time to help neutralize your body to the toxins and boost your immunity to reduce your over reactive responses to the allergens.


Because the extreme exhaustion that is often present with Multiple Sclerosis, may have quite a few factors that contribute to the extreme exhaustion, you might need to try a few different doctors before you find one that does not discount the fatigue as “part of the MS” instead of trying to determine if there may be something else contributing the extreme fatigue.

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