I understand that the O.M.S program states "whatever it takes" and for those that find that taking drugs is helpful to achieve stability then that is so wonderful for them, but I am sorry I do not feel any Specialist I have seen has assisted in my road to recovery in any way accept to suggest drugs. Specialists are owned by drug companies. That's what they study and become trained in.
I don't know where you live, but in New Zealand you do not qualify for drug assistance unless you have a repeat attack in a short period of time. It was 17 years ago , but from memory you had to have had a repeat attack in the space of a year or two. I have remitting relapsing m.s. and did not have an attack for many years later. I understand some people with relapsing remitting do, but fortunately for me I did not.
This was a blessing that i did not qualify for drugs in New Zealand anyway, because I have not needed to take them, thanks to the program.
For 17 years I haven't struck a G.P., nurse,Neurologist or any faculty in the medical department that has supported me in following the O.M.S. program. They have not provided any assistance apart from discussing drugs, which if i wanted to take, I would have to self fund.
It has been a lonely, tough, road to walk until I found the O.M.S. program. The "only place" a Specialist has is to pump drugs, therefore they have "no place" in my life.
I also find diet "key" to recovery along with the other components ie: meditation and exercise.
I find meditation quitens the mind which helps me to just "be in the moment" washing away the stress of the day along with exercise that keeps me mobile. "Never stop moving" is my mantra