October MSer of the Month!

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 info@liss-ms.com!

When were you diagnosed with MS? What was it like for you?  

04/2015 L eye INO, it was quickly diagnosed and a complete shock to an otherwise healthy 30 y/o

What did you think was going to be the hardest part of MS? What was actually the hardest?

relationships; my acceptance

Have you or are you currently taking any MS medications?

Yup! Ocrevus currently.

What is the symptom you struggle the most with?  

Cognition – it isn’t terrible but it’s the one I worry about the most.

Have you made any diet changes that has helped?  

I have! Still not perfect, feel my strict diet slipped once I started taking Ocrevus. Felt like a hall pass

Have you made any lifestyle changes that has helped?  

Exercise seems to be effective coupled w/ a good diet

Was your family/spouse/friends supportive of your decisions; if not did they change their minds afterwards?

Yup! They worry regardless but the support helps.

What is the most impactful thing you’ve done to help your MS symptoms?  

Honestly, starting medications. I didn’t see any type of of improvement w/ a VERY strict Wahls Protocol for over a year. MRI before medication showed severe burden of disease/innumerable lesions

If you could tell someone newly diagnosed one thing, what would you say?  

Educate yourself, collect info from every viewpoint including ones you initially don’t agree with.