First of all I have to say that I am really really happy I found this website as well as the very encouraging stories of people who chose the abx path:-)
I am 29 years old, I live in Canada and I have been diagnosed with ms last march. The diagnosis came after weeks of absoultely terrible headaches as well as painful sinus... Doctors first said it was all in my head... you know the usual "soma" theory... as all my neuro tests were fine, I was just sent back home. yet the headaches were just becoming worse, I started loosing wheight, getting panic attacks, anyway, you know the story! Then I decided to fly to Morocco where my parents live (by the way I am moroccan and greaw up there and none of my family members has ever been affected by any neurological or auto-immune disease... )So in a desperate moment, my father decided to drive me to a traditional healer who is absolutely always 100% right about the diagnosis... As soon as he touched my body with his hands he said I was starting ms... Gosh this was what I was most scared about... So 2 days after, we went to a hospital and got an MRI done which effectively revealed several lesions, mostly on my left side... As I was absolutely not satisfied with the medication currently available, I decided to pursue with the healer and he did me a lot, a lot of good! Basically my headaches, after 4 months spent with him, disappeared but then, new weird symptoms began. Now I have pain all over my body, on and off, on shoulders, knees, hips, sometimes back and also a lot of weird vibrations (like something is knocking inside me and travelling everywhere) and a lot of fatigue! I think fatigue is my worst symptom... I came back to Canada and read everything I could till I found the cpn theory behind ms and I remember that my headaches started right after a long respiratory infection that I let go without antibiotics. Eventually, I stopped coughing but the real problems began soon after... So I went to my GP and asked him to prescribe me the abx which of course he totally refused... So here is what I am thinking of doing:
- go back to Morrocco and get the antibiotics (there I know doctors who should cooperate:-) and spend few more months with my great healer...
But I am scared to death because when I read about yours stories, it seems like a hell to go through, so what if my condition becomes even worse than it is?... Knowing that my body is exhausted after one year struggling 24 hrs/day.. I do take all the supplements listed in CAP (NAC did gave me a great energy boost in the first days but now, it doesn't seem to do that anymore... However I did not start coughing nor sneezing. But my sinus still is painful).
Also as I will be in Morrocco, the sun level there is quite important:-) so I am worried about the doxy side effects (knowing also that my healer treats in open air...)
I know all this might sound a little weird but anyway MS is weird so I guess anything that could work has to be done! Thanks a lot, and I will definitely post my progression.