Re: What to avoid ?
unfortunately, there is nothing you can do. that is one of the most frustrating things about the disease - especially for a control freak like me! that was the hardest thing to accept. it's not up to you. you can't make it better.
on the other hand, you can't make it worse either. that thought is rather freeing, if you look at it the right way. your body is a machine, and it is the only real possession you have. take good care of it. be kind to it. make it work for you.
it will disobey at times, and you just have to accept that. when you come to peace with the fact that it is not within your control, you are free to focus on other things.
i'm short, and i can't do anything about that either. so, i do the best with what i have. i shop in the petite section.
i don't mean to trivialize, but if you don't put this whole thing into perspective, it can really drive you insane.
my neuro told me to avoid extreme heat and all the immuno-boosting stuff like zinc and echinacea. that, and maintain your general health. but, they can't get more specific because your behavior has very little impact on the disease. just pay attention to yourself. if you do something, and it makes you feel worse, stop doing it. if you do something, and it makes you feel great, then do it again.