The Story of Alison Myrden

May 18, 2011

The Story of Alison Myrden

Ali­son Myr­den lives with MS and a painful facial-muscle dis­or­der.  She writes, “My name is Ali­son and I am 45 years old, have Chronic Pro­gres­sive MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and Left-side TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA.
“After symp­toms dat­ing back to Cheer­lead­ing in High School, I was finally diag­nosed in Octo­ber 1992 at the age of 28, back to the age of 13, with this puz­zling dis­ease.
“Twelve years ago I had my most seri­ous Exac­er­ba­tion to date and lost full use of my body from the waist down.  After many years off and on a walker uti­liz­ing a wheeel­chair more often than I liked, and some won­der­ful ther­a­pists, I am happy to say I now walk every­day with a cane.
“After being assessed by some of the TOP PAIN SPECIALISTS in this end of Canada, being pre­scribed every Opi­oid (short of Methadone they told me), try­ing numer­ous Epilep­tic med­ica­tions and  fol­low­ing var­i­ous Alter­na­tive Ther­a­pies from Acupunc­ture to Infra-Orbital Nerve Blocks, in 1995 I was intro­duced to MARIJUANA for relief from the pain in my face.”

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