MS and Vitamin D
My 21 year old daughter was diagnosed with MS in January. She is currently doing Copaxone injections and I have gotten her on several different supplements which include fish oil, 500mg magnesium, Ferrofood (for low iron), adren-all (for low adrendals), and currently Serraflazyme because she has optic neuritis.
.....which isn't working so we'll be looking into the traditional old steroids to get her over that. She also takes Olive Leaf Extract because of getting cold sores, which I found ironic that right when she got a huge cold sore is when her optic neuritis came about - ironic in the way that it is believed that the herpes virus is connected to MS. (she's gotten cold sores her whole life) The OLE worked amazing at getting rid of the cold sore but the more I researched it may not be good for her to take that with Copaxone.
Do you know if that is true? ...about if she should not take OLE since she is doing Copaxone? ....or if so, would it be okay to take it for short periods of time when she gets a cold sore?
I'm also going to have her start taking Calcium AEP. My question is what dosage of Calcium AEP should she take?
And my other question being that I currently have her taking 10,000 iu of D3 per day. She
had her blood tested and she was at 28. From what I've understood a lot of times MS and Vitamin D
patients are given a loading dose of 100,000 mg to get their level up initially but I asked her neuro about D3 and he just said "oh yeah, that would be good for her to take, about 1,000 to 2,000iu per day". ......and this came from a well known clinic in Ohio. But anyway I need some guidance on what kind of doctor to take her to for supplement guidance. .....endocrinologist, nutritionist????
I just have no idea how to find someone qualified. I'm currently taking her to a homeopathic dr. which is wonderful but I can't afford because they are not covered under insurance. We live in the Toledo, OH area if there is any network that you have of finding drs, nurse practioners, or whomever that I could take her to. What she is taking now is all things that I've researched and asked our homeopathic dr to give her, I needed guidance on dosages, etc. .....I can't afford to keep taking her there though and I don't know what kind of "conventional" dr to take her to that would know what they're doing in this area and would be covered under insurance.
Any help or guidance you could give me would be so appreciated.