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MultipleSclerosis.net Latest on MS Clinical Trial

MultipleSclerosis.net Latest on MS Clinical Trial

This article was from multiplesclerosis.net. I haven’t posted much on research lately. Probably because I am at a point where most drugs in the horizon won’t help. However, today Facebook has been showing ads for multiple sclerosis drugs that ARE NOT drugs approved for MS or covered by insurance. They are just ads from companies trying to target a market for the chronic disease. I don’t mind the ads when it’s nail gels or low carb keto snacks. By all…

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Ugh Multiple Sclerosis

Ugh Multiple Sclerosis

I’ve dealt with multiple sclerosis for 24 years yet I can still be surprised by its symptoms. You’d think I wouldn’t be shocked anymore. I had to spend most of my afternoon in my comfy chair. The exterminator was coming back, to treat my room, for the third time. It seems that the guy who boasted about his 12 year experience with bedbug, still missed the bedbugs alive in my room. He reported seeing nothing after I told him specifically…

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Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

I was thinking this weekend about when I worked. I’ve read a few MS blogs where people discussed when, if ever, do they disclose their disease to their employer? If you are new to my blog, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was 26. I’m 50 years old now. I became disabled when I was 44. That left a lot of years when I worked. I held my last position for 13 years with the same company but…

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Occupational therapy vs Physical Therapy

Occupational therapy vs Physical Therapy

Happy hump day. Another day, another week. This week was a little different for me because my daughter is home for a visit. I love having her home. I love her energy in the house. I love how she climbs into my bed when she wakes up and is always in my bed before I go to sleep. I miss her when she leaves until I get use to her being gone again. Right now I get to enjoy her…

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Vagus Nerve research in Multiple Sclerosis

Vagus Nerve research in Multiple Sclerosis

Ok a new MS research blog brought to my attention by my dad yesterday. It has to do with the Vagus Nerve (pronounced like Las Vegas). The vagus is a major nerve that runs throughout the body and controls crucial functions, like heart function and blood pressure, digestion, breathing and immune response. It also conveys sensory information to the brain about the current status of internal organs; a process termed interoception. The vagus nerve is a major therapeutic target for…

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Always Fighting

Always Fighting

Some days are better than others. I walked the hallway again yesterday and it was so hard. Ok, it was hard the first time I did it but it was so much harder yesterday. My right leg, which is normally the leg that gives less issues, was very difficult to move. It was difficult from the hip flexor. I had problems moving the leg forward. My left leg, which normally drags, has difficulty clearing a step without my foot impeding…

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Still exhausted

Still exhausted

I woke up yesterday and felt really good. I got up, into my wheelchair and I finally was able to stand on the scale. I held my my balance for a split second allowing the scale to actually show an accurate number. I was 138, fully dressed. I never weighed myself dressed. That is 3lbs from my ultimate weight goal. A goal I never even thought was going to ever really happen. Well I guess there is something to say…

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A week off

A week off

I’m not grey anymore. My daughter dyed my hair yesterday. A grueling experience. Not because of her, but I had to sit in my wheelchair for an hour. I have been really tired this week. On Monday I wrote I blogged I wasn’t having any reactions to my Rituxan infusion. Today I have to admit I might be having a reaction to my Rituxan infusion. I am definitely feeling run down. What is really worse is my hands. I’m not…

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Rituxan Infusion Successful

Rituxan Infusion Successful

Well I finally was able to take my MS meds again. Last time was January 19. That was Kesimpta. I made the decision to go back to Rituxan after using Kesimpta for six months. I had 3 UTI’s, Covid and a pneumonia within that 6 months. I didn’t think it was the drug for me. I have had issues with Rituxan in the past, skin issues. I can’t say all my infusions have been smooth sailing. I just never needed…

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Multiple Sclerosis symptoms worsen

Multiple Sclerosis symptoms worsen

I’m better. No more fevers. My breathing is back to normal. I’m completely done with antibiotics. I have no more signs of the pneumonia. Great news. Yes it is. Yet the aftermath is as I expected. I was weakened from being in a bed for 1 1/2 months on top of my multiple sclerosis symptoms worsening. I had no time to adjust to my new body because I was so sick. I wasn’t focusing on my MS while I had…

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