So let's think this vitamin D thing through. I agreed to hold off starting my LDN therapy for a more "excepted" MS therapy, the vitamin D. I've been doing some reading, and I'm beginning to think I was sworndoogled? That's a good word, right, I just made it up! Really, it's mine! I have been reading some of the studies on MS and D, one was inconclusive, one showed that maybe, maybe I says, it could slow the progression. The problem is that was a short term study of 11 people! Whaaa? I get mad at more people than that a day!
Dosage is another thing I'm a little concerned about. The normal dose, and the dose they say you shouldn't go over is 1,500 micrograms a day. If you take more than that you open yourself up to blood pressure problems, nausea, kidney failure, and fatigue. Fatigue? Are they shittin me? That's one of the reasons I'm taking it, not to mention I'd hate to have my kidneys fall out! Come on, give me a break on this one. Oh yeah, I remember the other thing, I'm taking 50,000 mg once a week! Holy mackerel! Just reading that made me tired and my kidneys hurt.
Are these feelings I can't figure out things that are feeling better, or things that are shutting down? Here I'm hoping the weakness in my legs was the regeneration of feeling, and was a good sign. Now I'm not sure if it's not a bad sign rather than something to smile about. 2 neuros wanted this over LDN, no studies in that, but there are ones for the D. I'm screwed! Looks like Monday I need to call to find out if the neuro wants me to have blood work every couple of weeks, or just wait and see what happens. Either way, I wish the study had maybe 20 people in it, 11 is an odd number.
A quick note about Phelps mania day. 5000 lined the parade route today, and I just heard the fireworks from Fort McHenry. They had marching bands, other Olympians, and I think I heard a mime? Mike even had what looked to be body guards walking along side his vehicle, which made me chuckle. His mother and sister were in another car waving to the crowd. What did I miss? What events were they in? Do you know how mad I'd be to go to a parade and see somebodies mother on display? That would be the time I would turn to piss and moan to my wife about why mom was there and miss the person I was there to see! It must do it for the masses though, at least upwards of 5,000 of them!