Mission Statement

This website documents one man's quest to cure his MS through determination, perseverance and a little luck.

Although harsh drugs and strict diet were successfully supressing my devestating MS relapses, disease progression was quickly deteriorating my ability to walk and slowly deteriorating my ability to think. The logical solution for me was to try HSCT, which is not FDA approved, so I left the country to do it. This website documents my research and journey to effect a cure.

Time Since Transplant

36.5 Months

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If you've read through any of my blog posts, you'll know that my primary symptom is neuropathic or neurogenic pain. I discuss all the different things I've done to mitigate this significant problem.

For a good look at a recent assessment, check out this blog post from March 2019, Better Pain Management (Month +33.6).

I recently published a book, written by my sister, Ruth. She spent about 16 months researching cannabis and how people use it medicinally. If you suffer from pain due to damaged nerves, I urge you to consider using cannabinoids to help. Not only does it help alleviate pain, but there is also evidence that it can help repair damaged nerves.

Our book, The Medical Cannabis Primer, is for healthcare professionals and patients. The content is comprehensive, but it's not written in the format of a medical text. It's easy to follow and understand. I urge you to check it out.

This website, https://medicalcannabisprimer.com, offers a complete description of the book.

Besides cannabinoids, I address the pain with Lyrica CR and carbamazepine XR. They are both extended release medications. I sometimes add to the carbamazepine XR with an instant release, chewable carbamazepine. These are 100 mg pills, which I bite in half. Often a 50 mg surge of carbamazepine will quickly (10 minutes) jolt me out of a pain crises. Sometimes I need a full 100 mg.