How Vitamins Helped Me Get Off Meds For MS
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You’ll notice that I like to post about nutritional supplements. I do that because I was able to get off meds because of supplements. I generally post links to studies, so you’ll know I’m not just making stuff up, or copying something I’ve read on an unreliable blog.
How Vitamins Helped Me Get Off Meds For Multiple Sclerosis
I starting using supplements to manage MS in 2011. I was amazed by the difference I felt just by switching from a multi vitamin from Rite Aid, to a high quality “medical grade” supplement. It was like the MS brain fog had been lifted, and I felt like I had more energy.. more like how I used to feel before Multiple Sclerosis!
This was a HUGE revelation for me, since I wanted to stop using all my MS meds! I’d been able to stop some of them, when I got pregnant, but there were still a few I needed to get off of.
The more supplements I tried, the clearer it became that I could manage all of my symptoms with supplements! I knew it would be time consuming, and would take tons of research as well as trial and error. But I knew it would totally be worth it to not have to deal with all the side effects!
Prior to starting supplements, I had two really bad experiences with my MS drugs. Both of them put me in the hospital. The first time, they couldn’t figure out what was wrong, only that my stomach was really messed up, I couldn’t keep any food down, and ulcers were forming. The second time, two of my meds conflicted with each other and I almost died. I had no idea what was going on.. only that I felt like I needed to sleep. I called out from work, and my genius friend Robert knew something was wrong. He rushed over and then called more friends. Not knowing what was happening, and watching me slip away into a sleep where I wasn’t able to wake up, they called 911. It was the scariest I’ve ever been through. They had to make several attempts to get a pulse or BP reading… and when they finally did my heart rate was 50, and BP was 60/20. They said if it had been just 10 minutes more, I would have been dead.
Even after that experience, I still believed that my only chance for battling MS was taking my meds. I had no idea that there were other things that would work, until I went way out of my comfort zone and tried acupuncture. The success I had with acupuncture was what opened my mind to trying other things.
I only took vitamins from Rite Aid because I was told I had to take a multi by one of my doctors. I didn’t believe in their effectiveness… and taking a totally ineffective supplement didn’t do much to change my opinion. It wasn’t until my friend Mia encouraged me to take something better, because she believed I’d feel a difference, and 2 days after starting it, I definitely DID!
After that, I knew I could get off the pharma drugs. It took 2 and a half years to get to the point that I could manage without my meds. My neurologist had been battling with me to get back on Copaxone since 2008, but when he saw the improvements I’d made at my last appointment, he said “keep doing what you’re doing because it’s obviously working” and he didn’t mention any pharma again!
I know there is a place for pharma drugs. Many are life saving! I just feel that they are over prescribed, and with every new health complaint a doctor will typically write another script. It’s sad, and frustrating, that they aren’t recommending supplements more, which tend to have fewer and far less serious side effects. Little did I know, 10 years ago, that most of my “MS symptoms” were actually side effects from the 18 pharma drugs I was using!
Supplements can improve overall health, which can then help decrease symptoms from different illnesses. Most of us can benefit from a good multi, b complex, omegas, probiotics, and vitamin D. Those are the basics. I can’t miss a day. I have a few others that I take to keep cholesterol in check, and that just happen to be improving my MS.
Some people can’t take certain supplements due to certain conditions, or conflicts with prescriptions, so be sure to ask your doctor.
Then heed my friend Mia’s advice, and try, because it might just make you feel better!
The photo at the top of this post, is one of the strips of vitamins that my husband and I take. This is the bare minimum of what we need every day. I prefer the convenience of this strip to fussing with 4 different bottles. If you saw my natural medicine cabinet, AKA The Supplement Shelf, you’d understand. I can grab this strip when I’m running out the door. If I forget to take my other supplements that day, at least I got my basics. So far, all of my friends who have tried this per my recommendation, have raved about the increase in energy and focus they’ve experienced … oh good, it wasn’t just me! If you want to try it, risk free, order from THIS LINK and if you’re unhappy for any reason, I will personally make sure that you get your money back. Just use the contact me tab on this website, and I’ll be in touch within one business day.
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Information on this website should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before stopping any meds, or starting a supplement regimen. I am not a medical professional. I’m a Mom with a passion for healthy living, and sharing what I’ve had success with.