Each month I want to highlight someone in the MS community who is doing amazing things for themselves and their MS diagnosis!
If you’d like to be interviewed and share your story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What did you think was going to be the hardest part of MS? What was actually the hardest?
Almost 4 years ago. It was terrifying. I wasn’t given any info and was only given one treatment option, which didn’t work. I went to several neurologists trying to find better treatment options. One even told me that my MS was “too aggressive” and he couldn’t help me.
When were you diagnosed with MS? What was it like for you?
I thought it would be getting the life I wanted back (Dr’s said that wasn’t possible). That’s been hard but I’m always down for a fight. The hardest part was actually loosing all of the people I thought were my “friends.”
Have you or are you currently taking any MS medications?
What is the symptom you struggle the most with?
Fatigue, pain, brain fog
Have you made any diet changes that has helped?
Yes! No gluten, dairy, sugar or soy as well as low histamine. Have also done full AIP several times but the above is what has stuck.
Have you made any lifestyle changes that has helped?
Decreased stress, focus on detox and movement when I can.
Was your family/spouse/friends supportive of your decisions; if not did they change their minds afterwards?
Yes, they have been amazing and supportive even when they didn’t understand.
What is the most impactful thing you’ve done to help your MS symptoms?
Treat the underlying root causes. For me that was Lyme, co infections, cavitations and mold.
If you could tell someone newly diagnosed one thing, what would you say?
Find your root causes; make the diet and lifestyle changes, they matter. Also, even if they tell you that you have to accept a new normal, don’t stop fighting for the normal YOU want.