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Fireworks tips when you have dogs

Fireworks tips when you have dogs

Happy 4th of July to everyone. It’s a beautiful day and everyone is probably thinking about BBQ and fireworks, I’m thinking about my dog, Boomer, who passed away in December. He hated this holiday and I always wanted to stay near him because of his reaction to the noise.  My 70lb English Bulldog would jump in my lap, cowering, crying and shaking. Some years we even tried to give him treats or meds that would calm him down, nothing worked….

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Poor Zoey

Poor Zoey

My sweet Zoey sprained her back somehow. Imagine seeing this cute face in pain. You don’t even know what is going on. She started having these periods where she’d be shaking. I knew something was off but I couldn’t tell what it was. She was eating and drinking l. She was just off. Then she wouldn’t eat. I immediately made a vet appointment. I am so thankful for the help of my adopted family. (The best thing that came out…

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Mid week check-in

Mid week check-in

So far it’s been an interesting week. I finally called my doctor about the spasticity. https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/10/29/spasticity/. However if you check out the blog post’s comments you’ll find a really good suggestion from Tom. Even though I take 10mg of Baclofen daily, I personally never felt like it was a big help for spasticity. I take it daily to keep it in my system. When I do have spells of spasticity, I have the prescription to take up to 3-10mg tablets…

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Spasticity

Spasticity

Good morning. Hopefully it actually is good. It is finally fall weather outside. A lovely crisp 54 degrees. I still have a window open next to me. I am sure my aide thinks I’m insane. I love the chilly air especially when I workout. Eventually I shut them. I’m surprised with this cooler air my spasticity is still really bad in my legs. It can be very difficult to get my leg to bend. It affects my right leg more…

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

I’m so glad this week is over. This week was tough. Everything that could go wrong went wrong, but dumb shit. Like knocking things over, my Apple Watch not working for a day, my Bionic Gym stopped working, the new coffee pot was delayed in delivery, and forgetting things I had planned. It was just one thing after another everyday this week. I’m exhausted. I have had a migraine for 3 days now and although today is much quieter than…

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Distended stomach, possibly the MS Hug

Distended stomach, possibly the MS Hug

My Firestick is set up with a photo album called puppies. It is the random pictures that are used on the screen like a screensaver. I have over 300 photos in that album and yet the same pictures would appear every single time. It has been this way for 6+ months. All of a sudden this past week it is showing some of the older photos in that album. I’m seeing pictures of my Boomer and Marshmallow I haven’t seen…

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Firework Anxiety in Minx

Firework Anxiety in Minx

Fireworks have already started being shot off by me. Not even big ones. The ones that you buy on the side of the road for cheap. They make more noise than light up the sky. My Minx has been going crazy. By far he has the worst reaction to fireworks than any other dog I’ve owned. He gets crazy, barks nonstop while running laps. It’s bad. I knew that I was going to need something for him other than the…

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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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