former Rugger Hugger
I had GBS twice – twenty years apart. I have gone the natural route both times. The first time I had the best holistic doctor on the East Coast in Shillington, PA. Suzanne Sommers writes about him in one of her books and meantioned him on tv. But he has changed since I have gone to him so I would no longer recommend him. I am currently reading an excellent book on autoimmune diseases. What I suggest is the following:
See what you are eating that is loading down your body. Give up sugars and starches to begin with. I did this for the last seven months and feel great – more energy, no headaches, no hunger attacks. You have to take the load off of your body so it can heal. I am also eating right for my blood type. I have cut out wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts. (That is because I am an O) I eat lots of protein, red meat, chicken, turkey, eggs, shrimp and then a salad. My blood pressure is back to normal. I take lots of vitamins. If you decide to go down t his path, email me and I shall personalize what you can do. I wish we didn’t have most of those pharmaceuticals because they are a quick fix with side effects. If we only had antibiotics, then people would be forced to go the natural route – eating correctly and giving the body what it needs to mend itself.
My philosophy is to let the body repair and don’t push it as far as exercise goes. I did not physical therapy even though I sould not stand for over four months. It did not do any damage. IN fact, I do not have the pain that most GBSers have. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
PS…..I used to love to go to Rugby games and their infamous parties – no I was never a muffin girl……but I do know the words to their songs. They have to have THE best parties.