As the sun emerges and the tornadoes spin off towards the mysterious East

Submitted by hdwhit on Mon, 2015-05-11 17:52

We had an eventful winter.  The weather just basically blocked the sun for weeks on end.  I started to notice that if it was overcast so that noon looked like twilight for more than about four or five days, I would lose the ability to walk.  An inability to walk was one the symptoms that came at the time of my first exacerbation, so I assume these are pseudo-exacerbations.  They always pass in about 24 hours or less, but they are very annoying because nobody wants to be stuck in their car in the parking garage for twenty minutes pretending to be engrossed in the NPR story playing on the radio waiting for their legs to start answering the brain's commands again.

I wonder if this is related to exposure to sunshine and vitamin D levels?  My doctor already has me taking 10,000 IU per day to get my levels just barely into the normal range.  If it is vitamin D, I wonder if a few minutes in a tanning bed would make an improvement? 

By the way, I got a message saying that there have been people visiting that see people like myself who do the CAP and disappear and assume it a treatment failure.  All anyone has to do is read my blog entries to see that is the furthest thing from reality.  I did the CAP, I got my health back, had disabilities heal and went back to living my life again.  And from reading the blog posts of others, I know I am not the only one.

I won't call the CAP a "cure", but for me so far it has put the MS into a "remission" that has lasted nearly 8 years.

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