Hi Zoe Butterfly,
Just wanted to say welcome, and I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been having such a hard time. I am another Copaxone user, and while I tend to have a really hard time tolerating medications, I am doing pretty well on Copaxone. I hope that the Tysabri users will be able to provide you with some insight into their treatment experiences. From the little I’ve read about it, it does seem that a lot of people are having positive results. In terms of alternative medicine and ms…you might be interested in the info at the website below. Once you get to the site, click on the big “Alternative Medicine” link.
One thing I would suggest is that you do some research on the practitioner you go to and make sure he/she is legit. There are a lot of people who genuinely want to help and are qualified in their fields, but because this is an unregulated area to some extent, there are also a lot of people trying to make a quick buck and take advantage. Here’s a link that provides some suggestions about how to choose an alternative medicine provider:
While I personally don’t believe there is an alternative medicine “cure” out there and am a bit leery of ingesting random herbs and vitamins, I did try acupuncture and biofeedback while in limbo, as I was looking to get some symptom relief. I honestly didn’t notice any difference from the acupuncture, although I have heard that some people have good results. I occasionally do have less of the brain fog after a biofeedback session, and I also find it useful in combating stress. I have done biofeedback for almost a year at this point. It is not a miracle cure/fix by any means, but I will take what I can get J. I also find that massage helps some of my pain and spasticity issues.
Here is some info on biofeedback http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/biofeedback/SA00083
Best of luck to you, and please continue to check in and let us know how you are doing