Here in Prescott area of Arizona USA, Dr. Varghese has respected my wishes to do the OMS program. Also my family doctor, Dr. Urel is friendly and encourages diet and meditation (has attended Dr. Weil seminars on Natural health alternatives).
Mixed, but improving experience with neurologists here in Washington, DC:
- I was diagnosed last August at the George Washington University Hospital. The neurologist there told me that no diet or exercise would help and unless I started injecting Rebif, I would end up disabled. After getting over several stages of shock and denial, I got on the web and fortunately found OMS. I never went back to that neurologist or started Rebif (I still get calls from the manufacturer trying to convince me).
- I switched to another neurologist at the Georgetown University Hospital who listened to my explanation of OMS. He hadn't known about it but said to continue OMS if it made me feel good. He sent me to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for diagnoses confirmation.
- NIH researchers knew about Swank but not about OMS. They also said OMS was fine and to continue on it, just watch for excessive weight loss.
Both Georgetown and NIH said my MS was very mild and taking medication or not was up to me. I'm hoping to at least put OMS on their radar since I'm doing great on it and without medication!