I’ve been down a long, bumpy road trying to find appropriate ways to manage my disabilities. The following post is part one of two of why and how I treat my Multiple sclerosis and brain injury naturally.
Prior to becoming disabled, I was a professional athlete. I knew and treated my body well. I had been in serious training from the time I was a teenager, and made sure that my body was given all that it needed, (and nothing that it didn’t), in order to be able to meet the intense physical demands my sport required.
Why I decided to go natural
Fast-forward several years later. My life was forever changed on July 2, 1998 when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the car that I was driving. It was then that I suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Sometime later, I started experiencing some bizzarre and very scary things. Extreme physical weakness, vision issues and transient blindness, a constant “heavy” feeling in my lower extremities and exhaustion that still defies adequate explanation, invaded my once-strong, healthy body. I was terrified.
It took ten years to get a diagnosis. Then I finally heard the words that were to change my life forever: I had Multiple sclerosis.
Why I chose to treat my Brain Injury and MS naturally
In the beginning, I allowed my medical team to treat me with pharmaceuticals. I didn’t like it, but I allowed it, for lack of knowledge on any other way. They gave me one drug to sleep, another to wake up, others for pain, one to manage my seizures and others to manage…. oh, I have no idea what else they gave me. What I DO know is that the huge cocktail of drugs that I took on a daily basis finally imploded and I had a massive Grand mal seizure which put me into cardiac arrest.
I woke up from a coma two days after my cardiac/seizure event in cardiac intensive care. I spent three and a half weeks there; they told me the average stay was three days and the average patient’s age was 60. I was 31 years old.
The realization hit home that the very treatments that were supposed to be making me better, nearly killed me. I told my medical team that I wanted to be taken off everything synthetic that I didn’t need to survive. I continued to allow them to give me cardiac medication for a short time until my heart was well enough to continue without it. Then I went all natural!
Find out how I treat my multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury with a holistic management program, and how you can implement these changes and feel better, too in Part 2 of Why and How I treat my Multiple sclerosis and Brain Injury Naturally.