Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Out of Hybernation CCSVI Rant

I haven't done a lot of research about CCSVI but I have certainly been inundated with "testimonials" from believers in the MS community. I have to say that this is the first one that seems sane and balanced to me

I'm glad that Montel Williams and others are getting relief from some of their symptoms with this procedure and I'm incredibly grateful that my symptoms are so minor that I would never consider surgery on my jugular vein...at least not yet.  However, words like "miracle" and "liberation" scare the crap out of me and set off my bullshit meter.

For me, holistic is the way to go. Eastern medicine, western medicine, nutrition, meditation, yoga...whatever works. And if CCSVI works for you, that's fantastic but PLEASE don't tell everyone that it's the only answer and that they are fools for trying some of the other treatment options.

Let's keep supporting each other in our variety of approaches to living with MS and protecting each other from unscrupulous doctors who give false hope of "miracles" for the right price. Let's keep working/praying for a cure for MS.