My wife has been dealing with the early stages of MS for about 2 years now. Her symptoms to date are relatively minor with fatigue being her hardest battle. She's a Type A sort of person that takes everything to extremes.
One of the biggest concerns I have is that she also has an addictive personality which at this point is with cigarettes and marijuana. Her claim is that it calms her when in fact it does not. Could you give me some links to research this and possibly print out what the reality is when dealing with MS. I'm aware that some feel marijuana helps with appetite or dealing with pain. However, she is not gaining weight but actually having a more difficult time maintaining it. Pot does not increase her appetite just is in my opininon another way to smoke or self medicate.
Because of HIPA laws the doctors (at Stanford no less) seem to look the other way with these questions. I've believed that they should at the very least suggest some counseling.