I’m not spiritual, I have no faith I practice. I believe in science, that we’re all made of star-stuff. Big bang, Darwin, etc, save for the whole Atheists/Secular Humanists claiming some intellectual superiority over those that believe differently. The claim that you know there is no God feels contradictory to me. Based on my perception of the aforementioned, Agnostic is a much better fit, in that I would assert there is no possible way of knowing. Evolution is still a theory. Gravity is a theory. I feel that belief is altogether another thing, which doesn’t correlate to knowing or unknowing in the context those without faith understand it.
I’ve previously posted about what I’ve seen as symptom/side-effect shaming or whatever you would call that, within the MS Facebook community. What I didn’t get into is the absurd amount of data I’ve found, that is generally unknown by both the public and healthcare providers, whether that be through simply being unaware of resources, or deliberately for the sake of not losing sight of more prominent concerns.
A lot of the data I’ve been looking at has been resources for adverse reactions, physician regard for patient concerns, and disclosure practices of pharmaceutical companies. Or rather, a lack of, and the reasons behind this. The research I’ve been going through is more patient-focused, I hope to use it to provide a solution that benefits those that can be helped by it. I don’t want to go into details for this project yet, for several reasons, but I don’t want to sit on the things I’m seeing in case their relevancy isn’t apparent or, people just don’t happen across them.
Following is a small list of medical studies and articles, including brief summaries.