So, in my last post I let you all know I had finally made a break through with my Neurologist and was finally being listened to.
Since then there’s been good and some bad news.
My MRI shows there’s no new lesions and no active lesions 🙌🏻 shows Tysabri is a complete miracle.
At the start of February I travelled to Southmead Hospital in Bristol to see a specialist in CRION, I was optimistic but kept a hold on reality that they may not provide answers I wanted. It turns out I don’t have CRION, and I am just part of the small % that doesn’t recover from Optic Neuritis. However, with the information I was given about CRION treatment, MS really is “better the devil you know”.
So what now?
Well now, I can fully move on with my life. Instead of digging my heels in the mud and refusing to accept my new reality.
I’ve began researching natural remedies for inflammation and pain and have been incredibly surprised by the results I’ve already experienced.
I started taking CBD capsules at the start of the year. There’s a lot of opinion on CBD however my own is that it really is incredible.
Before taking it, I was getting through at least 2 packets of Ibuprofen a week and taking strong Cocodamol twice a day. However since taking it CBD, the times I’ve needed prescription painkillers has reduced dramatically.
I believe prescription painkillers are dangerous, they’re addictive and over use can lead to other health problems.
I’ve recently started Tumeric after a discussion with some knowledgeable guys who know their stuff about the natural approach.
Tumeric is amazing and has so many health benefits. For MS it’s a game changer for inflammation, which causes most of aches and pains we deal with daily. As I say Tumeric is a recent discovery in my exploration of natural remedies so I’ll keep you posted on how I find it.
So after 2 years since diagnosis, I’m finally accepting this disease is something I have, not something I am. Which is a milestone for me. I can finally take control of the situation instead of letting it rule me.
2019, so far has been a very liberating experience!