My cousin has been suffering of Multiple Sclerosis for last ten years. She was under treatment of various neuro physicians but could not recover. Now a doctor suggested us of vitamin treatment that include vitamins of an USA Medicine Company GNC and some injections and asked to leave other medicines These treatment is very costly and yet very little improvement.
Do these vitamin therapy alternate to medicine she is using for last ten years ?.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune condition in which the nerves of the nervous system degenerate gradually.First of all there is no known cure for MS and the treatment only prevents disability and new attacks.The supplements which you have been taking are not medically approved and beneficial.
Kindly continue with the medications suggested by your treating doctor.The prognosis of the disease depends on the disease stage.
I have had MS for the past 15 years. I take no medications because they don't work. That's not a secret.
My neurologist recently published an article called, "MS patients don't often adhere to treatments: study" The study showed that more than half of all multiple sclerosis patients take their medication regularly and many stop taking drugs or switch treatments within two years.
Like your cousin, I found an ND to help me. And boy am I happy I found her because I am healthy and I have NO symptoms at all. In fact I have never felt and looked better.
My neurologist totally understands why I chose alternative therapy. The medication left me depressed, weak and unable to walk or write. Needless to say, I did not stay on it long. Afte a few weeks of hell, I shot it in the garbage and emailed my doctor and the drug company right away. Neither one disagreed with my decision.
I am very curious to know which vitamin therapy did your cousin's ND reccommend--vitamin C, glutathione, meyer's cocktail? And what type of MS does she have?
If you provide these details, I could probably let you know which may be best. If you don't want to discuss this publicly, feel free to send me a PM.
I think continuing with prescribed medication is a good idea. Nutritional deficiencies are closely associated with people who have MS so I think a good vitamin regime could also be beneficial. Diet modification might help too and it certainly doesn't hurt.
I am 23 and was diagnosed with CIS. I have not started any Interferon treatment yet, but I am just taking Vitamin supplements on the advise of my father, who is a doctor. He knows the side effects of Interferon and so suggested that rather than living in that hell that you mention, a Vitamin-rich diet might help me delay the second attack as farther as possible. I also heard that MS has been linked to Vitamin D deficiency. Does that mean that a Vitamin-rich diet can help avoid MS attacks in patients in early stages as me?
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