Many pwMS (people with MS) live with multiple types of medications and/or use supplements to help with bodily malfunction. If you’re one who doesn’t use any, then I’m sure you already know you are a rarity and I’m happy for you 🙂
Aside from oral pharmaceuticals there are the ‘big pharma’ days, where one is hooked up to an IV for 4-8 hours with some ‘disease modifying drug’ (aka a chemo). There are the daily/monthly injection medications, or oral drugs that are supposed to control disease progression. I tried many of these and while they did nothing for me, they did for others. All these scenarios are tough.
My heart goes out to all those who are reading this, and are struggling so much with MS (or another autoimmune disease) that you may be crying silently in despair. Know that I am thinking of you as I write this, and understand first hand, those feelings.
I made this video as I get really down sometimes when I look at how many pills I ingest every week. I am constantly trying to reduce them, but honestly, it’s hard.
Ending this blog on a VERY positive note, I am elated by how many improvements HSCT has given me so far. I keep pinching myself, wondering if this is really happening. I’ll write a blog soon taking inventory of all my symptoms and their levels (or disappearance thereof).
I am so grateful to everyone who has made this treatment possible for me 💜