About my MS Journey

Photo: Alan GarvinI'm Alan, 47, and was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) over 15 years ago.  I have 3 lovely children, aged 7, 6 and almost 4 and have a wonderful wife of 20 years, who has never given up, challenged everything and been there for every twist and turn of my journey. 

I have set up MultipleSupplements.com to help support others with Multiple Sclerosis. My wife, Tabatha and I saw that we needed to do more than just take the conventional disease modifying drugs to halt my Multiple Sclerosis.  Which I have tried with varying levels of success and had some serious side effects.  I am currently taking Copaxone and know that this drug, along with others I have tried, has slowed the progression of MS, but not as much as I would like. 

It was 10 years ago, when taking Betaferon, that Tabatha and I realised that we needed to be doing everything to help me stay strong; to help my body repair itself at a faster rate than the deterioration. We started experimenting with diets and vitamins after reading George Jelineks book, one group in particular being a Vitamin B complex.  It was at this point we realised supplements are one way to help my body perform better day to day, have a better quality of life and more energy.

However, working out what supplements you should take is difficult.  If you are having a relapse, or simply unwell which is often when your Multiple Sclerosis symptoms are exaggerated, trying to figure out what makes you feel better is, ....... difficult.

It was around a year ago I was attending a presentation by a Multiple Sclerosis specialist who mentioned Biotin, a little known, nor understood member of the B group of vitamins, but one that was in low levels in the B complex I had been taking for years.

It got me thinking and researching and ultimately putting together my own dietary supplements. I am not a Dr, Scientist or Nutritionist.  I have read widely on Multiple Sclerosis and can only relate what has worked for me.  This is where my background in both product and market research and development and my health situation met head on.  I have put together a range of dietary supplements that I hope will;

  1. make life easier
  2. help you with your health 

I feel the dietary supplements I am now taking are making a huge difference to my strength and energy levels.  The diet I follow is along the lines of that recommended by George Jelinek in his book Overcoming MS.  

I feel faster! More like my old self!  I haven't beaten the disease yet, but it hasn't beaten me either.....

    Good luck with your MS battle.

     

    Alan

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