Aylsham multiple sclerosis sufferer says cannabis-based drug ‘changed my life’

UNITED KINGDOM: A new cannabis-based licensed drug has transformed the life of multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer Teresa Pointer from Aylsham.

Mrs Pointer, 42, spotted an advertisement in the EDP eight years ago, asking people to take part in treatment trials at the James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, and she has not looked back.

Today, thanks to two daily sprays of Sativex into her mouth, Mrs Pointer can sleep at night, walk for longer – and she has got her sense of humor back.

Teresa Pointer whose MS has been helped by using a new drug based on cannabis plant extracts.

Teresa Pointer whose MS has been helped by using a new drug based on cannabis plant extracts.

“I got in touch with Dr Willy Notcutt at the James Paget and then started on a clinical trial of Sativex. It was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s done so much for me. It really has given me my life back,” said Mrs Pointer, who lives with her husband and two daughters in Hungate Street.

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