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My multiple sclerosis spasms

My multiple sclerosis spasms

My spasms have been extremely annoying lately. I have a few different types and it depends what it hitting when. My back has probably been the most frequent. It starts with this warm feeling that spreads across my back and reaches from left to right. It continues to my right hand where it paralyzed it for a second. Then I have the one in right hamstring. This one you can feel building up. It’s like you welcome the spasm when…

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My Medicine Cabinet of Old Pills

My Medicine Cabinet of Old Pills

This is week two that I am am starting cancel my activities. The extreme fatigue has not left nor given relief. My prescription has been changed from Adderall to Provigil but the pharmacy had to order the drug. It should be ready today. I found a bottle of slightly out of date pills in my medicine cabinet so I started taking them as of Saturday. Unfortunately, it hasn’t helped. I’m hoping it is just because they are out of date….

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Trying to stop gabapentin, lesson learned

Trying to stop gabapentin, lesson learned

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic used to control some types of seizures in epilepsy. It is used in multiple sclerosis to control dysesthesias (pain caused by MS lesions) and the pain caused by spasticity. (As per the National Multiple Sclerosis Society) I’ve been taking this drug for years. I’ve had it in a wide range of dosages from 100mg to 600mg. Probably about 4 or more years ago my doctor started prescribing me 300mg to take daily. I took them every…

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The Obesity Code

The Obesity Code

After my upsetting week last week following weight watchers I choose to see my weight differently. I asked the universe for help. I immediately got to my life coach but then I got an email from my cousin. It was actually her second email regarding a book called . My cousin’s first email was explaining about the book before she knew I was struggling. The second email was following my blog post where she was more insistent that I read…

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What am I taking for Multiple Sclerosis

What am I taking for Multiple Sclerosis

Over 20 years I have been on many different drugs. I’ve stop taking things and started taking things. There are many drugs I’ve taken for the MS itself and many for its symptoms. I figured I list all the things I take right now from my MS. I’ve also included links to clinical trials and a couple of drugs I recently stopped taking. Ocrevus this is my main drug for relapsing remitting MS. I take it through an IV once…

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Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity

Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity

What’s your worst and MS symptom, besides fatigue ?  At first I would’ve always answered the numbness, but eventually you get used to it. Not used to it in the sense that it feels normal, use to it in the sense that this is how it is. My hands and fingers are so numb all the time. I’ve lost all tactile feeling and sometimes can’t tell the difference  between an item that is wet or dry, cotton or silk and…

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Perseverance, persistent or just plain stubborn

Perseverance, persistent or just plain stubborn

I don’t know which one I am take your pick. If you haven’t read my post for the last couple of days, I had an incident. I slid to the floor and I wasn’t able to get up.  One of the culprits could’ve been the fact that I increased one of my medicines, Gabapentin which is the generic form of Neurontin, due to the pain in my shoulder from tendonitis. I increased it on Sunday, and the incident happened on…

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Yesterday was a very disheartening MS day explanation

Yesterday was a very disheartening MS day explanation

First I want to thank everybody. I had a lot of support from a lot of people and I can’t say how much it meant to me.   There were a few contributing factors that went into yesterday that I wanted to explain. First was my mood. I was very stressed over an email I got the night before about my daughters housing for college. Her housing agreement had to be signed and returned to the school within five days…

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