In 2009, I was diagnosed (or maybe misdiagnosed) with multiple sclerosis. At the time, I had a tingling feeling in my fingertips and toes and an MRI showed lesions in my brain and cervical spinal cord. I didn’t think the neurologist was right about what was causing the tingling (he said my immune system was attacking my central nervous symptom) and I absolutely disagreed with his prognosis–that I would continue to lose feeling and eventually movement unless I took drugs.
I said, “thank you very much,” and went on to see a number of other doctors. I was told I had vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, anxiety and depression. Ultimately, I found an ayurvedic doctor who helped me clean up my diet (I can’t eat gluten), a therapist who helped me clean out some old emotional wounds, and a cranial sacral osteopath who helped teach my body to relax.
I have been symptom-free for years. I haven’t gotten another MRI to prove that the lesions are gone or irrelevant because why go through that stress or pay that cost? Mostly, I haven’t gotten another MRI because I know what my body tells me is more important than what any test can tell me. And my body says we’re doing great.
Submitted by: Jody Berger