How am I going to give myself a shot everyday?

On Tuesday was my long awaited appointment with the renowned neurologist.  I exceeded at being timed while walking from line to line and the nurse was impressed how quickly I could pull pegs out of a board.

The doctor reviewed my history and was careful to mention the diagnostic guidelines were complicated, but clear I more than likely have multiple sclerosis.  She recommended I begin medication immediately.  Supposedly the drugs, mostly intravenous, also known as a shot, slow down the progression of more lesions or attacks.

Although somewhat apprehensive to commit to giving myself shots for the rest of my life, especially as it seems there are some serious side affects. I logically know I most likely will begin this medication, as I’m not confident I’m ready to be a guinea pig to get the data we need to know what happens if instead I change my diet as Terry Wahls did.

In 2003 Terry Wahls, M.D., was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and soon became dependent upon a tilt-recline wheelchair.  After developing and using the Wahls Protocol™, she is now able to walk through the hospital and commute to work by bicycle. She now uses intensive directed nutrition in her primary care and traumatic brain injury clinics. Dr. Wahls is the lead scientist in a clinical trial testing her protocol in others with progressive MS.  Watch this video, it is eye opening and worth the 17 minutes.

Dr. Terry Wahls learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons she learned at the subcellular level, she used diet to cure her MS and get out of her wheelchair.

I asked my doctor about Dr. Wahls, she wasn’t familiar with her, but claimed that it was one person and there is no data if it would work the same for multiple people or me. There is data that the shots make MS victims feel “normal” and prevent future attacks.

This is where I ask you to share what worked or didn’t for you.  I know everyone is different, but hearing your stories help me to realize I will get through this and hopefully be able to help others along the way.


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