If you have Multiple Sclerosis like me, or, you are in pain of any kind then this blog is a must read.
This is going to be a long one.
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I promised last year that I would write about my hospital appointment, the one I had last November with my MS doctor.
So here goes...
I only see him once a year and that’s my choice. I keep the contact and touch base with him to keep my options open.
I’m no spring chicken, and I have know idea what may happen to me as the years roll on.
Because I’m not taking any pharmaceutical medication, it’s actually very good of him to even see me. I could almost be accused of wasting his time.
However he’s always very nice with me, but he knows better than to offer me drugs or should I say pharmaceutical medicine. He knows I’m well into natural remedies, vitamins, herbs and tinctures.
It is always lovely to see him. It’s good to have a catch up and find out if there are any breakthroughs. I may be a healer, but I’m always interested in any progress the medical world may be making. But let’s face it, there’s been almost no progress in the last fifty years. They still don’t know what causes MS. Me, I have my own theory and you can read all about that in my second book, ‘Beyond Time’. You’ll find both my books on Amazon uk and Amazon.com for the rest of the world.
I do count myself very fortunate.
I’m not going to say lucky, blessed might be a better word.
I’ve had MS since 1964 and that’s a very long time in anyone’s book, and on most days I’m fine. My brain is very scared, so many lesions on my brain they are to numerous to count. That was from an updated MRI scan in 2013. So don’t anyone say I don’t have MS. I’ve been known to walk with two sticks, I’ve been known not to be able to walk at all, but that was over 35 years ago now. So I’m doing much better now, then I was then. And if you want to know how? you will have to read me first book, Different? ... You Have Always Been Different. I make no apology for the book plugs. If I don’t tell you about them, you’ll never find them and that would be a shame as my writing is helping many people.
The doctor always asks me lots of question. How far can I walk these days without needing a rest? How are my water works working (or not). How is my speech and the list goes on. The only thing that still bothers me is the tingling pain I get in my neck and shoulders and that’s why I asked him for a prescription for medical marajarna.
So what was his response to my request?
He immediately said. “I would love to give you one ... if I could. But I can’t because I’m not allowed to, it’s not been licensed yet, because it’s not been tested. Until it is licensed, my hands are tied. I can however give you a prescription for a Sativex spray. I would be happy to do that. But unfortunately the NHS are not supporting it, so it would be a private prescription and it will cost you about £375 plus VAT for a months supply”.
I nearly fell of my chair when he told me the price and then he told me that quite a few of his patients were taking it. He explained to me that the prescribed dose was 7 sprays a day, but a lot of his patients were only using three or four to make their prescriptions last longer.He also explained that the effect of it didn’t last very long, so the benefit was short lived. He also said I would be amazed at the number of people that were contacting him each week asking him for medical marajarna. He hoped that testing would start soon. He also told me (and this was news to me) that England was the biggest producer of medical marajarna in the World. We are supplying it to every other country, but we are not allowed it ourselves!!!
As it happened I had taken my own CBD pump dispenser to show him, to see what he thought of what I was using. He looked and read the contents. He explained to me that the product I had was four times stronger than anything he could prescribe for me. He asked me how much it cost and I told him. About £59 a month. So with a smile on his face he suggested I stuck to what I was using, because it was much better (and cheaper) than anything he could prescribe me.
So, what do I use.
Go to ‘ The Tonic ‘ web site and read all about The Tonic Tribe.
It’s a little shop in Hebdon Bridge in Yorkshire.
They have a very good web site explaining all their products and you can order from them on line.
I use the 6% water soluble CBD pump. It’s got a very earthy taste (I actually like it). I use two pumps each night before I go to bed and it’s working. The tingling and pain in my shoulders and neck was always worst at night. But after a few days of using the pump, tingling gone and I’m sleeping like a log. No more restlessness and feeling as if I needed to run around the block (not that I ever could). Just lovely and peaceful and restful and quickly of to dreamland.
I’m not connected in anyway to ‘The Tonic’ so I’m not benefitting in anyway by giving them a plug, I’m just telling you all exactly what was said to me by my MS doctor, and what I’ve been doing myself, to help myself.
I did tell him I was going to get some marajarna seeds and grow some for myself. So if he (or you) reads about a grandma getting arrested, you’ll know who it is.
I made him and his nurse laugh and that’s always a good thing.
OK that’s it.
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