Welcome again readers. Today, is the 20th April…which means it’s the 20th Post of the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. And the prompt for today reads:
Miracle Cure…Write a news-style article on a miracle cure. What’s the cure? How do you get the cure? Be sure to include a disclaimer!!!
Again, this prompt has been somewhat of a challenge for me – as my condition is due to a lesion in my brain stem, there is obviously no treatment, nevermind any cure that can be offered to reverse the damage that has already been done. However, have managed to come up with a miracle cure for one of the many symptoms that I constantly battle with on a daily basis – spasticity…
SPASTICITY, NO MORE!! NEW DRUG IS FOUND TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS OF SPASTICITY
Written by Rhiann Johns
Spasticity is defined as an “involuntary muscle stiffness, characterised by increased muscle tone and exaggerated reflexes”. As a result, patients exhibiting spasticity report that the affected muscles feel stiff, heavy and difficult to move, and is often found in neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy. Spasticity although the effects can be mild to severe, can interfere with normal functioning, causing difficulty in walking as well as leaving sufferers in severe pain and discomfort.
However, a new drug called Tiptrimax, which is administered by an injection in the affected muscles have found to be highly effective in treating spasticity, with many sufferers reporting their spasticity being greatly reduced after several weeks of taking the drug. One patient reported “I have noticed a significant reduction in the number of spasms that I experience, as well as the amount of pain the spasticity often leaves me in. My legs seem to be much lighter now, and walking and other movements in my legs seem much easier. I feel I will now be able to enjoy a more fulfilled life thanks to Tiptrimax!” This drug is certainly a miracle for me. I cannot wait to be able to take long walks with my dogs and exercise like I used to before MS came into my life.”
The UK drug regulators NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) have now fully approved the drug and will be available to all patients exhibiting spasticity by September. It is said the drug can only be administered by a nurse or other healthcare practitioner once a week into the affected muscle areas. The long-term effects of taking the drug are unknown but there have been no reports of any lasting or significant side effects.
***DISCLAIMER: THE ABOVE ARTICLE IS ENTIRELY UNTRUE AND ONLY WRITTEN FOR THE 30 DAYS, 30 POSTS CHALLENGE FOR WEGO HEALTH HAWMC. THE DRUG MENTIONED DOES NOT EXIST
So, that was my fictional miracle cure article for today’s prompt. Hoped you enjoy and again please feel free to comment below…