Its been a while.. so I thought id drop by and give an update.
My life has changed A LOT since being diagnosed with MS. Since my diagnosis I’ve gone through a healthy diet phase, stopped taking medication, moved out of my parents house and finished 2 years of college.
Stress is now my number one enemy.
I had an appointment last friday with my neurologist to discuss stopping medication. I printed out articles clearly stating similarities between “ms” like symptoms and neurotoxic poisoning. He rudely didn’t give them much thought and placed them off to the side. This made me chuckle a bit but even more so it gave me confidence. As soon as we got to stopping medication, he asked if I was sure, I said yes and 2 seconds later he opened a drawer and gave me a book of information on another medication.. HAH! now that really made me chuckle. I looked at the papers for a second then told him id read it over and threw it off to the side. To say the least, he seemed upset about me wanting to stop medication.. or in other words he seemed upset about losing a customer.
It could turn out that I really do have ms and the neurotoxic exposure had no part in my symptoms, or it could have been the cause. Either way, I need to stop medication to find out. For now I will continue on my vegan meat free diet and exercise routine.
PEACE LOVE and stay positive no matter what.
Started a VEGAN diet on monday. Here is the beginning of something great
my “ms” might not even be ms at all. after doing some research one day I came across an article that mentioned a chemical i’ve been exposed to over the years at work. this chemical in which i will leave nameless temporarily has neurotoxic effects, just like ms. funny thing is I’ve mentioned working with chemicals to my neuro before and he never thought to test me for toxicity.
To Be Continued…
Took me a bit to figure out what injection I was even on, hopefully it is accurate. This mornings injection went well. It was the top of my left thigh, which usually always goes pretty good. On occasion I’ll hit the wrong spot and feel pain but thats only on occasion.
One important observation I made that I should probably point out is my recent frequent urge to urinate. At first I thought this was just a side effect of having ms, but then later realized it is actually a known side effect for copaxone. In my situation, frequently urinating is probably the only noticeable symptom I have at the moment and at times it can get extremely frustrating. I’ve managed to put up with it for this long without any further relapses, so I won’t be making any drastic changes yet.
gluten dairy free turkey blt w/ a fried egg and a gluten free beer for dinner :)
Went to the gun range the other day for the first time. A few months back I bought a groupon for my little brothers birthday, which was a 30 minute safety class and a shooting lesson. Long story short, it was awesome