I have carried an ataxia diagnosis for around seven or eight years. It progresses inexorably and the only relieving factor I can find when I contemplate my situation is that it did not affect me until my late sixties.
I do however notice that when I consume foods which contain preservatives or other additives my ataxia is affected. My balance becomes much worse, I experience fatigue earlier than usual and also on those occasions I'm plagued with indigestion. The answer of course is to eat carefully but that isn't always possible. Do others experience anything similar. I'd be very interested to know. If anyone has kept a record of those additives which pose a problem please indicate which ones.