Originally Posted by Olga2012
Today I was diagmosed with MS and I was told to give up smoking. Is it true that smoking causes relapse? And if I gave up and take my injections I should be fine.... I find it so hard to give up, yesteray I smoked 6 in a row to put me off so I can give up for ever. I felt so sick and my MS symptoms got worst. Its my 2nd attack the 1st one was in July. The 2nd in November, in 8 weeeks time I should start my injection treatment. Need to wait for the steroid to ease my pain before starting the injection.
Bear with me, this is my first post! lol
I was diagnosed in 1985 and at no point was I asked to give up smoking! In fact my Doctor advised against it, good grief don't you have enough on your plate without this to add to it?
A very good friend was also diagnosed last year and she also has NOT been asked to give up Smoking. We both go to the National in London where the finest Doctors [who still know nothing] are.
Just don't beat yourself up about it. I was supposed to be dead at 40 [thats the way they did things in 1985] but I am still here!
Be kind to yourself would be my first order. I am of the opinion that a stubbed toe would be the fault of Smoking. I am not for one minute saying that it is good for you, but stress will NOT help you.
After 27yrs with this thing and trying all sorts I have come to the conclusion that the best thing to do is take one day at a time.
Good luck and please take it easy. Tiredness is the worst thing and stress does not help. In fact have a glass of wine, which is what I am doing as my legs are so painful I can't sleep tonight! Yes, I over did it. Serves me right too.