. . . Less than a decade ago, the options for treatment were what I described above. Now, not only are there many more choices (including a pill, a patch, crazy bee sting therapy!) but there is also a vast number of people diagnosed who are not on disease modifying medications at all. Instead, they have altered their lifestyles, activity levels, diets and stress management; I am one of these. I did take injections for four year and they made me very sick. When I was taken off of the drugs, I ran a half marathon and I have been running more and more since.
Ten years ago very few blogs existed, let alone those on personal experiences of MS. Now, there are blogs, books, movies, websites, photo collections, stories, all evidence that a large number of us diagnosed with this disease are thriving, living well, dispelling the old ideas about this illness.
There are also more athletes with MS. I am one of them.
A cure is on the horizon.