I'm a 38yr old law school grad living in Lansing, MI. I'm a JAG Corp army reservist. I'm an active member of my church ministry. I was DX'd with MS 5/13/2005!! The military have to give me an honorable discharge after 10 years of service ;o(
I have double vision, (the reason for me seeking medical attention to begin with), which is coupled with a blurred effect. (Optical neuritis maybe?)
The optician says I have 20/20 vision, and if there were such a thing as 20/20 vision - I would have it!! The neuro told me on Thursday that I have way too many active lesions on my brain and spine, and I have to start Copaxone immediately. Not is it the most aggressive MS drug we have, but I have to inject myself everyday????
I have increasing spacity in my right leg (I walk with a limp now). My PT says my muscles are beginning to atrophy, and my right hamstring is severely weak (hence the limping). As I walk, my leg locks back as far as the range of motion allows, then I have to drag it to make the next step.
I now drag my right leg, and can't lift it to put on pants.
I have a really annoying 'pinched nerve' feeling in my right shoulder along the neck area; a constant headache; I yawn every 20 minutes, but I don't feel tired(??) - and when I do, it's sudden. As in I-gotta-sleep-right-now!! But then I only sleep for 4 - 6 hours a night. I stay up until 2, 3, 4, 5am - and then wake up at 7, 8, 9am!! Without feeling tired!!
I experience urinary urgency, but then don't completely empty my bladder, so I feel the need to go as soon as I've been. And then experience 3 drops of urine!!
Since the DX, my face and body (especially the face) has broken out in THE most severe Acne - where I've NEVER had Acne in my life!!
And I seem to be slidding - ever so slowly - down this slippery slope of MS Madness!!
I don't take MS drugs. I'm fearful of what they're capable of. But since my most recent neuro visit on Thursady - I'm fearful of that slippery slope! And I'm finding - more than ever - that I need to press more into my faith since my personal physcian overrides anything a medical degree can state as 'truth'
I confess myself as the healed of the Lord - and the meditations of my heart, and the words of my mouth will continue to stand inline and in agreement with His Word.
Faith without works is dead - and my faith works are supposed to include my own efforts for my own healing. But I'm so opposed to taking drugs, I'm at a deadend, and don't know where to turn. I'm feeling tearful, but I can't cry because i can't cry over spilled milk. It won't be any less spilled by my tears. I have to clean it up!! But how?!?!
Right now, I'm not doing anything. I don't know what to do. What to eat. What supplements to take.
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I eat 75% organic, and I'm at a loss.
I recently started chiropractic subluxation and speech and cognitive therapy (since my memory is now quite atrocious, and I can't write on a line anymore!!)
What vitamins and supplements should I concentrate on. What exercises should I attempt. Where do I turn