Hello I am new to this so I am sorry if my questions aren't very clear. My daughter got ADEM when she was 12 and was diagnosed with MS March 30 2016, my questions are related to loud noises and diet. She does not like loud noises and will get headaches when subjected to it. Can her MS be effected if she is exposed to say the noise of Motorcross and the exhaust? I saw a question about moderating salt, what about sugar? I do keep it very low to almost none if I can help it.
There are lots of children who can be bothered by loud noises and suffer from headaches. It may not be related to MS, but should be discussed with your neurologist and consider have an evaluation by a neuropsychologist to help determine ways to manage these symptoms in school. MS will not be worsened by noise. While we don't have definitive data about nutrition in MS, in general we do recommend limiting sugar and salt intake for everyone.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center