Jan 1990 I was a healthy 23 year old...I woke up one morning blind. My hubby drove me to the ER..Oh no my legs don't work...I have numbness down the left side of my body...The doctors were frantic as I couldn't move my arms...Neurology was called...MRI clearly sees plaques on my brainstem...I am diagnosed with MS...I am hooked up to an IV and steroids are pumped through my body because back in 1990 this was the only drug available.....Relapsing remitting MS is what I have...I'm scared....I spend the rest of 1990 in a wheelchair...I eat the average diet of a 23 year old. Ham and pinapple pizza, Mc Chicken with fries and a diet coke...The only vegetable I eat is the shredded lettuce on my Big Mac...I continued to smoke a pack of cigarettes aday...MS remitts and I add vodka and whiskey to my pizza diet....I have another episode of a MS flare so I stop drinking alcohol because I go on IV steroids....Cigarettes, Pizza and beer is what I live on when I'm not on steroids...MS just "disapears".in 1994...Was it the pack of cigarettes a day, pizza or McDonalds that cured me? ..
Today I am proud to say I am a 49 year old non smoking veggy lover.... So why do I have RA?..