I see that Uppitycats has given you some excellent advice. People of ALL ages can be diagnosed with MS (including children) but the most common age group is 20 to 40 years. I was past 40 when I got my diagnosis and no one used that to question what my other tests and symptoms pointed to. I am so glad you went for a second opinion and are considering a third. You are on the road to some answers. We are here to support you in that search . Certainly ask as many questions as you may have. Good luck
Love and prayers,
Hi. I have never in my life visited a chat room, but I feel so compelled after reading your post that I joined this site as a chatter. I want to say first that I have never been officially diagnosed with MS, but I have had a great majority of the symptoms listed on every MS website I could find. The symptoms started almost 5 years ago and my GP suggested MS. I had every symptom you've named and many, many more. Of course, that scared the crap out of me and I saw doctors of every specialty at the time and though the MRI that I had almost 4 years ago didn't show lesions, from what I've read, it can take from 2-5 years for lesions to show up. Then I was pregnant twice in the last four years so I didn't have symptoms during the pregnancies, as most people don't. I would relapse after my pregnancies however.
I won't detail every step of my journey but I have been as sick as one can possibly be with symptoms. Around January of this past year, I had a horrible spell and was in so much pain and dizzy with odd headaches and other nerve sensations that I thought I was terminally ill. It was a horrible time, and during this time, I saw my GP three times and finally was scheduled to see a new neurologist and get an MRI in May. At that time in February as I was waiting for my appointment, I began looking into natural methods. I had found a doctor (PhD, doctor of naturopathy, certified herbalist, certified clinical nutritionist, etc.) for my mother-in-law who has cancer, but I began talking to her about my disease instead. She told me that she could help me with the MS, and I thought she was crazy. She told me that in 6 weeks, I would begin to feel better and then in 3 months, I would almost forget how sick I had been. That was unfathomable to me at the time! She was so confident that I eventually felt like this was something I needed to try, and my husband was completely supportive. I was scared to death that I wasn't going to be around for my kids (who are so young!) and husband and that my life was going downhill. I was desperate, or I wouldn't have tried the program because I wasn't thrilled about investing money into myself. HOWEVER, I have been on the program now for 9 months and am unbelievably better!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I live a COMPLETELY normal life. And you must understand, I was laying on the couch every evening unable to stand for very long and in significant pain all day having strange fainting and dizzy spells for the 2 months prior to beginning the program. I am on a very strict diet and supplement regimen but this is the best I have felt in 5 years, and I just want everyone who has MS to know that there is help outside the drugs! I was not going to go on drugs until I couldn't walk, because I am not a fan of side effects or potential future effects. The plan I follow is completely natural and tailored to my body based on hair, blood, and saliva tests. It involved hard work and dedication and planning because you can't eat at McDonald's every day, but it's worth it to live a normal life. (And in the long run, it's much cheaper than the drugs and doctor bills you will be paying for!) I would recommend my doctor to everyone out there with MS but I know she's not the only one who knows how to help MS patients. Find a natural doctor in your area who works on the body from a "cellular level" and go for it! DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS NO CURE FOR THIS. I hope someone doesn't sensor my posting here because for some reason, the medical community won't look into this natural path. Read about Mitt Romney's wife. (He's a presidential candidate on the Republican ticket.) She had severe MS and her MS "strangely" went into remission (which her doctor tells everyone is not normal and shouldn't be expected). Well, guess what she did? She does acupuncture, yoga, and natural cures with diet and supplements. It's not a coincidence. Please believe me, and help yourself. I have nothing to gain from telling you lies and giving you false hope. I just wish someone had told me about this 5 years ago so I could have avoided the fear and pain that I’ve had for several years. My husband and kids have the wife and mom back that they deserve, and I thank God everyday for this miracle. I truly believe that He has given me the strength to follow this plan, and I know He can do it for you too if you ask Him!
I won't edit or delete your post as you have not broken any rules but I want you to know that I found your post completely and totally offensive. You say you were as sick as any one could possibly be.......how could that be as you were never actually diagnosed with MS or anything else that you mention. Try reading some of these posts. You will see that there are many people on here that have been every bit as sick as you and most of them much sicker. People here have an actual diagnosed disease with actual and severe damage to the myelin in their brains and spinal cord and you come on and spout that there is a cure???? Please!!!!!
I was hospitalized with vertigo so bad I couldn't walk. That was the result of a large lesion on my cerebelum. You do not CURE that with some herbs and diet. I do treat my MS with diet, supplements and excercise and I see a very good neurologist. I am doing the best I can. It just completely unnerves me to have people like you tell me I can cure my MS. As far as you know, you never had MS.
Go to that natural doctor and get something for that horrble lack of empathy that you have.
I am so very sorry for the offense I caused you. I don't understand the anger as I know my intentions and was just completely floored by your response. I would like to first say that I never meant to imply that I was the sickest person ever. I know that I am not that by any stretch of the imagination! And please, I don't wish anyone to take it that way. I know many of you have suffered much longer and much worse than me. I only wrote the post because of my compassion and empathy for everyone on this site who is facing a life with a likely degenerative condition. I knew what was ahead of me if my symptoms progressed and it scared me to death. Whether mine was the worst or not, I was in a lot of pain and had spells so bad that I couldn't get off the couch or function normally.
Another thing, as most of you probably know, MS can be diagnosed clinically even without an MRI showing scans, and it has been 4+ years since I had a scan. However, my GP and a neurologist suggested that MS is what I appeared to have back 4+ years ago and future MRIs would confirm that. I only didn't get one back in May because I was feeling so much better on the nutrition program, and the MRI was going to cost me $2000 out of pocket.
I only wished to offer hope to others. REAL hope. I'm very sad that it causes offense that I suggest that you can get better without drugs. It has been my experience that you can and that's all I meant to share. I thought my doctor/nutritionist was as crazy as you think I am when I began the program so I understand your disbelief. And I myself have been "watching my diet" and taking vitamins and exercising since I first had symptoms almost 5 years ago but what I did on my own was totally different than the plan I am following. By going to a nutritionist, you can get real tests (blood, hair, saliva) that can reveal what your body specifically is lacking. A neurologist is great, but they function primarily as a medical practitioner and do not have knowledge of a lot of nutritional information such as I am talking about. Being a doctor doesn't mean that they have all the answers... and I say this respectfully as I have MANY family members who are doctors and nurses. They do not know the information (did not learn it in medical school) that I have learned about nutrition and cellular health.
If there was a great medicine for MS that cured it, I would not even be writing! I'd have taken it already and gotten cured! But since there's not and the medicines out there are in many ways not even desirable, I just wanted to offer some other advice. Do both by all means--medical and natural! I certainly am not against medical and know that many people benefit from the drugs offered for treatement. My personal preference is just natural if possible.
Blessings to you all!
I'm not dx'd nor do i use any type of supplement. Can't even remember my vitamins most days! I just wanted to jump in and let u know that we're glad u'r here and hope u'll find any support and infomation u may need. Of course any information u want to provide is great and we'd all love to learn more. I think the particuliar part of u'r original post that bothered some was the possibility that u may be saying ms is cureable when in fact it's not. In almost any circumstance, improved diet and vitamin intake can improve health conditions, but not cure or even radically alter in some diseases. As well, there is a bit of 'ancient history' of folks coming here and offering herbs or other 'remedies' as a way of treating ms as opposed to traditional medical therapies. Of course the decision to choose to take a shot over an alternative treatment is personal and we in no way intend to say u or anyone else can't come here and offer up information. But, the fear in saying it can treat and/or cure ms as an equal alternative is quite legitimate. There is proof that ms therapy drugs help to slow and lessen the severity of ms over time...there has been no known proof of the like with alternative methods. No one intends to attack or otherwise limit u'r opinion, only to protect those who may come here and see ur's and other posts like it and decide that this site and the people here say u don't need to take medicine to treat ms.
Please know this as u'r posting and be aware that everyone here has done much research into ms (or has had it for several years) and would love nothing more than to find some way to transform their bodies into the whole, healthy bodies they had, so offering up any sort of cure or promise of renewing health is naturally going to be met with resistence. Take care and please do let us know how this treatment works for u!