Going MS drug free: the flawed arguments
There are a number of reasons not to take disease modifying therapies for your multiple sclerosis. And by many, I mean three. And one relates to a kitchen sink (with garbage disposal, not shown). Before you make the decision to go drug free, please read this. Please.
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All right, all right, some of my comments might seem over the top and I apologize. It’s just maddening the lengths people will go to try to justify not treating a treatable disease. Contrary to all the well-meaning folks on the internet who wax that the decision of whether or not to take DMTs is so hard (and always so personal), all the evidence points to a rather easy answer. This isn’t deciding on that grueling third round of chemotherapy to extend your life maybe an extra few months so you can see the birth of your grandchild. This is about taking drugs—even though they are expensive and don’t work perfectly—that have the potential to delay disease progression, reduce relapses and postpone secondary progression.
I know what you are probably thinking.... Whoa, Dave, wasn't there that one study published years ago that found that shots DIDN'T slow down the disease much?!? And I know a person who experienced complications from a drug and she got WORSE. Plus, I've read a LOT of scary stuff on Facebook....