September 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?  

Horrific. My mother in law has MS and is wheelchair bound and I’ve had to bedpan her in the past. I only knew I’d her in this disease and I thought that was my fate too

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

Disability and not being able to go anywhere or do anything. (I have had VERY LIMITED travel and life experience growing up due to life circumstance) all I’ve ever wanted to do was go out into the world and taste, touch, smell, climb and run through it all.

Have you or are you currently taking any MS medications?

I was taking Avonex but it made me feel worse. I stopped that drug and stopped seeing the neuro. Went back to school for natural health, switched my diet and I’m taking care of things myself.

What is the symptom you struggle the most with?  

Depression, digestion

Have you made any diet changes that has helped?  

Gluten/dairy free (I cheat with dairy a little sometimes but resolve to stop that this year. AIP was awesome for weight loss but I didn’t notice any change in dis-ease.

Have you made any lifestyle changes that has helped?  

Gluten free has changed so much for the better

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

Hmm my husband wants to be supportive but doesn’t know how 🙂

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

Gluten free

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

You. Will. Not. Waste. Away. On. Your. Couch. Get up, get moving, eat right, love yourself. It will be ok.