As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Managing MS pain

Libby, in answer to your question. Yes, at times the pain is unbearable. Although Doc is more than happy to prescribe a variety of drugs, I prefer to use good old Ibuprofen. I noticed that one of the first painkillers the doctor prescribed years ago was simply a double dose of what my 200 mg over the counter Ibuprofen recommended.
Why pay the prescription price? I asked myself.
Why live with the hallucinations that come with 'Vicadin' or a few others?
This last round of pain reminded me just what a bad case of the flu felt like. Ever one to try and figure out what my body is trying to tell me, I sat quietly and listened to it and the Spirit when the house was quiet.
Potassium--- my daughter's coach insists that she eat a banana every day to keep her muscles from cramping. I ate a banana and went to bed--- without painkillers. I slept well (relatively) and woke without the pain--- only a ghost of it to remind me that I had chosen wisely.
Hope that helps.
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