Thursday, July 08, 2010

What a week

I have actually been doing pretty well with the MS until last week. My neurologist had put me on Immuran a few months ago and it seemed to beat back the monster. That is, until this week. Suddenly my left leg is weaker and more painful, I'm exhausted with no exertion. The MS hug decided I wasn't getting enough hugs in real life I guess and has re-emerged to make up for it. (Note the sarcastic wit). Then on top of it all I fell. Perfect. Like I need a fall with my back as bad as it is.

So I'm dealing with it all by using my machine and trying to get some extra rest. I know if I called my neuro he'd put me on steroids. They work, but for me the side effects are brutal. So, I'd just as soon avoid them as long as possible.

I'm hoping this is a pseudo exacerbation due to the heat (thats my story and I'm stickin to it)! Of course, it isn't as pseudo exacerbations go away when the irritant is gone. i.e. heat, stress etc.  This has been going on for almost two weeks. So it's a full blown exacerbation. Whoop de do.

Monday, July 05, 2010

MS Sucks

Spent some time in Texas. Had my machine fine tuned and received some new protocols.  The Immuran my Neurologist put me on about 3 months ago really put my MS into remission. The first two weeks on the med was rough, but now I have so side effects at all. It was just a matter of hanging tough through it all. I've been doing pretty well, up to the last few days. Don't know what triggered this "little" exacerbation I'm experiencing, quite possibly the travel back from Texas last week. Now my MS pain has flared up as well as balance issues. No falls thank God.

I haven't been blogging like I should, but I have had so much on my plate to deal with. My back, my MS and my hearing. I just needed to take a break, but I'm back now :)