Sorry if this is going to sound preachy but I feel society has become far to dependant on pills and ready solutions. Why is it not used as a last resort? Many of the treatments seem to cause more harm than good. What ever happened to letting our body correct itself? Why are we not spending more effort prevent the onset of these conditions rather than treating symptoms?
I am grateful that my body rejects all these drugs. By enduring several weeks of inflammation my body finally self corrected. It was after stopping all the drugs but that is my bodies reaction and not a recommendation. I am allergic to many things. The not so good part is it leaves very few options. I am hopeful one of our young geniuses stumbles on a solution lol.
If one looks to the history of many medical miracle treatments like shunts, sensors ..they were developed by parents, siblings of patients. The needs provide strong motivators. One never knows where a brilliant idea may come from. I keep watching to see if the guy who developed a method of sharing tremors will develop a similar device for objectively measuring pain! But then again it is purely subjective. It is not just a stimulus but how your body responds to it that matters. We all need to find what works for us individually by sharing how we cope. Who better to ask than someone living with the situation?
I just want to add that there are many successes along the way , even if I tend to talk about the challenges more often. I am impressed by how quickly we can adapt to a new reality, particularly with strong support systems in place.
I am so very grateful to my BC government for funding the patch. It was effective and I managed not to gain to much extra. Now I have all summer to drop the ten pounds . My dogs motivate me to keep walking. It may take awhile but I get there eventually ha ha. I hope you are all well and finding moments of peace.