A few years ago I got a pedicure, as the warmer weather always dictates we should. Except this year I caught a nail fungus on my foot. It started out on one toe, on one nail but didn’t stay that way for long. I saw my regular doctor about it and he gave me some type of cream. When that didn’t work he sent me to a podiatrist. He wasn’t comfortable prescribing anything stronger with me having MS.
Well thanks to my weakened immune system the creams that the podiatrist prescribed also didn’t help. Now it seemed that the fungus was on three toes and my feet were getting uglier. Unfortunately he explained that the creams don’t have the greatest curing rate and my immune system doesn’t help. He wouldn’t prescribe the Lamisil without my neurologist approving it. This was an oral drug but still only had a 70% chance of curing the fungus infection and can have side effects on my liver. Since so many of my MS drugs affect my liver my neurologist didn’t think the pros outweighed the cons.
Now it’s years later and I have ugly ties that my aid covers up with nail polish every month. I see my podiatrist to file off the fungus nail but this will be yet another thing I will have to live with. If anyone had another cure they used, I welcome the comments. Happy hump day.
Forever in socks.