Sorry, long answer. First, let me make sure I've got the question right:
So you're asking whether you should go on a DMT or not, right? The DMTs are essentially immuno-suppressants to stomp down our immune system -- a seemingly dumb idea from a common-sense perspective. (I lean towards a natural, no-medicine mindset.)
Okay, you asked, but please allow me to use me
as your example.
I had what I now know was MS symptoms in my late-teens or early 20s. My first major attack was in 86-87 and I was diagnosed then when I was 26 or 27. It was a butt-kicking first attack, hitting multiple systems and a wide swath of symptoms/issues.
Luckily, I had decent health care and after the diagnosis was made it was recommended I do experimental chemotherapy. No way, I said.
I dropped out of the conventional medical scene. At that time there essentially were no treatments or DMTs, so I wasn't missing much.
I tried various natural alternative treatments, learned I loved honeybees from Bee Venom Therapy, all sorts of diets (and IMO diet is important, but it's no cure-all), etc.
Now having lived with MS for 30+ years, I like to think I've learned a bit. It is thought (just a theory) that the disease is always progressing/advancing -- getting worse even though you cannot detect it yourself. If that theory is correct, it strongly supports the DMT idea of doing something
to slow the disease progression down.
of MS strongly
screams that you should get on a DMT. My sad guess (hope I'm wrong) is that your MS will worsen to a point where you'll want
to get on a DMT and might regret not getting on one earlier. For an idea of such regret watch some of this woman's videos
and also her description of her mother's death (her mother also had MS back in the day when there were no treatments).
Again, sorry for the length and also if I came off too strident, but this is an important topic.
Regarding alternative treatments, I would say unless you want to become a beekeeper (it's a cool hobby!) don't bother with Bee Venom Therapy.
Medical marijuana does
help with some symptoms (and different weed strains impact different symptoms) but it's no cure-all. And I'd recommend not
smoking weed (use oils, edibles, topicals, etc.) since smoking speeds up the progression of MS by a large
But diet is a key. There are a number of MS-specific diets, and I'd recommend putting some thought/effort/focus into that area. About the only other "alternative" treatment I've found is the 4 for 4
idea (that doctor has a bunch
of videos online; highly recommended).
Another "alternative" therapy I'd recommend is to avoid stress and learn how to rethink and react differently to stress -- that's one that's underrated IMO.
But if you do find an alternative that works, please don't forget to let me know!