Hi MS guys,
I have read all of your stories and know where you are and what you have been through. I too had been feeling lethargic, foot drop, stumbling, falling, everything one shouldn't normally do, and depression.
But, on April 14th, this year, my life changed.
One day on my computer, I keyed in MS and herbs and it had a whole lot of sites on these three letters which I had never seen before. Of course it was TCM (trditional chinese medicine), wow, has my life changed since I've been in the hands of a chinese doctor having acupuncture twice a week and herbal teas specifically for my symptoms.
I am not in any pain, sleep like a baby, and have energy to ride my bike, walk (still short distances though), and do my housework.
The doc has explained why people get MS, she said in China it is known as paralysis, and that is what they treat, and the reason for it happening is, its all about having a damp, cold body and the acupuncture and herbs they provide, increase circulation (reason for pins and needles, numbness), and rid the body of dampness.
What happens is the body gets blockages, usually through phlegm becoming stagnant in the meridians. Phlegm that moves and flows is normal but when it becomes stagnant it is very harmful, as it prevents messages getting thru from the brain to carry out movements etc, This is where the acupuncture points are so important.
Now I am 63 and have been told it will take about 2 years to heal me, but they promise it will happen, and I know a lady who was in the same situation as me and it took 18 months to get rid of her rigidity using chinese medicine, and have her moving fluently.
Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and they haven't changed their way of healing people in all that time. They understand how the body moves and works, that is why they are so successful with alternative medicine healing. I would never use western medicine!
I notice a lot of you are using a whole lot of different herbs and vitamins, as I did for 4 years, without successful results, but in all honesty, you'd be better off going to a TCM doctor.
So I am more than happy with my lot, my depression, and emotions have gone back to normal and I am a happy camper now.
Give it a try and let me know how you go?