I've been thinking about my MS (multiple sclerosis) lots lately, and how I've not had any new flair ups since starting low carb last June. In fact, the past couple of years, prior to the steroid treatment I had in October of 2007, were a continuous series of one exacerbation after another. They got so bad that I actually was crippled, though I told no one but Cro. I went to one of those scooter store places (the ones for handicapped people) and tried out a cane with the feet for unstable walkers. I was too embarassed to purchase it and to walk out into the real world with an obvious indication of handicap. I left the store without purchasing the cane, limping, and went home to cry.
That was my lowest point. I have never let myself show that I have MS ... you would never ever know that I have it, until that point. What was happening to me in that flair up was not something I could hide. I finally got the steroid treatment and oh wow, life turned around fast. Most of my limp vanished shortly (within a week) after getting the treatment. I'm still stuck with residual effects when I overheat ... lack of balance and a reimerging limp, but once again you would never know in most situations. I think those residual effects are permanent ... but if I can keep it from getting worse I can live with that. :) I just have to keep from overdoing things and keep from walking very far.
Life is great and I don't know which thing is responsible. It could be that the disease had it's fun for a rough couple of years and then it decided to leave me alone for awhile after that last steroid treatment. Or it could be that this LC lifestyle is keeping it at bay. I've never gone so long without having an exacerbation so I think it's the LC way of eating that has put a damper on the MS.
Thank you LC lifestyle, you are giving me my self-confidence back in more ways than just weight loss. I wish everyone who has MS could know about this way of eating, and just give it a try.