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Neurologist check up day, NYC specialist

Neurologist check up day, NYC specialist

Going to the neurologist are usually a bittersweet day. I really like my neurologist in the city, she is a wonderful doctor. I honestly couldn’t ask for more compassionate, caring and understanding for MS.  That being said, there’s limits to what could be done for me. Since seeing her regularly I’m on my third MS drug that I started back in September, which is Ocrevus.  I can say that I was on Rituxan prior to this and the changes only…

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MS neurological doctor visit

MS neurological doctor visit

Doctors, doctors and more doctors. I have a lot of appointments coming up.  Yesterday I was saw my neurologist. He’s been the doctor I’ve been with the longest, the one who diagnosed me 19+ years ago. At this stage of the game with my MS he treats me systematically. The specialist in the city treats me for my major MS drug. This is a section from a my own blog about doctor day check ups. It’s doctor day. What does that…

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neurological check-up, mentally preparing, Ocrelizumab, MRI

neurological check-up, mentally preparing, Ocrelizumab, MRI

Let me first address the fact that it took an hour and 45 minutes to get into the city for my check up. That means I’m doing nothing for all that time. I was her first appointment that morning. When we do my neurological checks and timed walking, I’m at the best I’m going to be. Therefore the check up is based on this point. However how realistic is it? This is the first time I was her first appointment,…

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Balancing with your eyes

Balancing with your eyes

Every neurological patients has gone through the tests. Touching your finger to your nose and back, walking heel to toe, toe to heal, tuning fork and pin prick. Then there is the one you stand up put your arms out in front of you and close your eye…do you topple over? I do. I do when I’m home getting dressed and I momentarily loose eye sight because the shirt got stuck and down I go. Why? It’s the loss of…

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Is this another MS symptom or just age?

Is this another MS symptom or just age?

I’m going to my neurologist today  that the specialist just the regular neurologist. The same one I’ve gone to for 18 years. The same one that diagnosed me. The one I’m most comfortable with. Lately I’ve been noticing I’m having problems remembering words and peoples names  even though I might have just talked about it.   I find that things aren’t leaving my head quick or the words are there but just can’t reach them. It’s a little scary. I…

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