Hello, everyone! My name is Brandy, I'm 29 years old and I have been living with MS for about 7 years. I'm an avid World of Warcraft player, I love gardening, cooking and nature. I don't have nor want children; I have a kitty named Bud who lives with my boyfriend and I and I work as a pharmacy help desk rep for a major pharmacy chain and I have a PT job.
My first sign of MS was ON and numbness in my feet. I currently take Copaxone.. sometimes.. and lots of vitamins.. I've recently become more rebellious against the pharmaceutical approach to treating my MS and I am looking into natural/homeopathic/alternative therapies. This is how I found this forum. On another forum I was on, it seemed that the moderators were all gung ho about pharmaceuticals and poo poo'd any mention of alternative treatments. That kinda ticked me off, because, simply put, no one knows jack about MS except that it attacks your nerves. I try not to roam with the flock..
Anyway, with the exception of a few slices of pizza and 3 cups of soda this week, I've tweaked my diet to be as natural as I can tolerate. I even eat fruit baby food when I am craving sweets, or dried cranberries instead of eatting candy. I'm slowly removing corn syrup from my diet and doing light excerise for my arms and legs.
I also take B12, for my fatigue, Selenium w/ vitamin E, Flaxseed oil Vitamin D, Potassium and Niacin. While I've only been doing this a short time, I do feel better. I'm hoping to have all my alagam fillings removed as well. (I know.. they're SAFE, they're SAFE!... riiight.. I'll take my chances..
I hope I don't seem like too much of a freak.. I just want to mingle with more open minded people who also have or know someone with MS..
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! I'm already glad to be here!
Brandy in York Haven, PA