I have a really difficult time speaking my mind now as I have been told how I am such a "know it all". I don't by this site as you are all so open minded.I don't pretend to know it all but I do thirst for knowledge...it was the way I was brought up, no shame in imparting information or learning something new. This site has been a real learning experience for me. I definitely know that I don't want to take any of the medicines that many MS patients take. I am not afraid of needles as I was a gestational diabetic with my four babies and had to take insulin with one of them as diet could not control it alone, so needles are not the problem. However I had a serious allergic reaction to a sulfa drug and ended up in the hospital. I swore I would never go through that experience again if at all possible and therefore will not embark on the ABC meds of MS. This is with my neuro's support. Call me a coward, but I am holding out for stem cell and only hope I can get to that point without too much damage. I, like uppitycats, also do not believe in a higher power or in life after death. I do believe that one has to deal with the here and now and not worry about what tomorrow will bring.
Having said that I try to look for the good things in life. Like one of my sons coming this weekend and surprising me. Like not being totally incapacitated by this crazy disease...or having ALS or cancer. I note that we talk on this site about the bad things and so we should so we don't feel so all alone. WE all need to get info from those that are kind to give it or to give info to those seeking it.
Having said, that it might be nice to tell everyone about some good things that happened in your life recently. Did anyone in Canada get to see the Canada fireworks last night? For you in the U.S. , I hope you have a great 4th of July. Lets believe in our inner spiritual power however you perceive it because a positive attitude helps fight that MS demon. It is not an exacting disease and medicine is not an exacting science. So follow your own heart and what medical approach that you feel will work for you. Don't be afraid to change it up but don't expect to find any quick diagnosis or cures. It is a process...but as uppitycats says you want to be your own advocate and treat your symptoms and try not to let the doctor mess with your mind. You will eventually arrive at the right diagnosis.
Okay I have rambled enough...hope you all have a nice holiday