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by saimamom
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Med Free
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: New and Med Free

Jimmylegs: No I haven't had my b12 tested recently. But before being diagnosed with MS I had it tested. I was mainly vegetarian back then and my level was fine. lyndacarol: Your theory on pregnancy and insulin are interesting. My first symptoms happened when I was in College- age 21 or so. But the f...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Has ANYONE reversed their MS BESIDES Dr Wahls?
Replies: 44
Views: 40041

Re: Has ANYONE reversed their MS BESIDES Dr Wahls?

After diagnosis in 2008, I tried Paleo, then went vegetarian, then went vegan and raw vegan. Currently I'm mainly vegan but I do add a little fish or chicken occasionally. I do not touch gluten but might have a table spoon of cheese once a week. I find that if you live such a restricted life and fee...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RE MS MAY BE TIGGERED BY FOOD
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: RE MS MAY BE TIGGERED BY FOOD

Here's my two cents. Researchers love to publish papers. They find an idea and then they build their data around it to prove it. This bacteria theory does not relate to genetic issues. And does not explain why more women than men have MS. And does not explain why the ratio of women to men with MS is...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS drugs singled out for adverse reactions
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: MS drugs singled out for adverse reactions

So who is reporting these adverse effects? If it's the users of these drugs, it should probably be higher numbers! I fit the "nice martyr" personality of an MS'er. And I just accepted the poison Copaxone. I never reported anything. I just quit.
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Med Free
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: New and Med Free

Thanks, I was a vegetarian for many years before being diagnosed. But I eventually ate some meat later. I had three pregnancies and ate a wide variety of foods then. After being diagnosed, I tried Paleo first. But found my digestion system needed a break. So I tried vegetarian again and eventually v...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ayurveda treatment for MS
Replies: 20
Views: 11160

Re: Ayurveda treatment for MS

I believe that a holistic, mind/body approach is key in MS treatment. The immune system is overreacting to something. Cutting out gluten, dairy and sugar are important to stop inflammation. Yoga type stretching is excellent. Cutting out processed foods. Use coconut oil and consume organic foods. The...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How were you told of your Dx?
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: How were you told of your Dx?

My neuro told me I probably just had a pinched nerve. But I told him it was MS. Then my brother (who is a physician who treats MS) confirmed that he suspected it was MS. I developed optic neuritis and the physician who did that testing confirmed MS. Finally my neuro confirmed it as well.
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just stumbled on this site and wanted to introduce myself
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Just stumbled on this site and wanted to introduce mysel

Hi, I'm an artist as well. Although I'm not actively selling or showing my work at this time. I'm raising three busy kids and two dogs. I just wanted to let you know that the dizzy/flushing issue with Copaxone is a side-effect. I was warned about it by a nurse. And it happened to me twice. But I als...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Med Free
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

New and Med Free

Hi I just jumped on this site today looking for others who are taking the natural path like me. I was diagnosed in 2008. I used Copaxone for a year and a half. Due to numerous side-effects or allergic reactions, I quit. I focus on vegan/raw vegan and gluten free diet. I also do yoga, walk and runnin...
by saimamom
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: Psychedelics
Replies: 3
Views: 11213

Re: Psychedelics

I believe psychedelics could be useful in a controlled setting. There are ayahuasca retreats (for addicts) but I could see this ritual useful for people with Auto-Immune disease as well. There is a theory by a Canadian physician, Dr. Gabor Mate. He sees a pattern among those who get sick and those w...