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I’m too tired for Monday

I’m too tired for Monday

I’m not sleeping well which is unusual for me. Sleeping has never been my problem. I can sleep all day and night normally other than getting up for bathroom breaks. Once in a while I deal with spasticity issues that plague my sleep. That can last for a night to a week to a month but that is sporadic and the medications I take at night normally do a good job preventing those episodes. I take baclofen, neurontin and flexeril…

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Things that go twitch in the night

Things that go twitch in the night

I woke this morning with my twitches. It started up by my pelvic/hip area on the left side getting this feeling of an electric pulse. That pulse then traveled down my leg causing instant paralysis and flexing all the way to my toe. Then it stopped and released until the next pulse hit. They came every 10 minutes until I finally got up because sleeping wasn’t happening anymore. I take all my medicine at night so I can stop any…

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Spasticity and headaches

Spasticity and headaches

My headache has finally broke. I had it for three days this time. I thank modern medicine for keeping it quiet and letting me function. This time without a doubt it was caused by my spasticity. I felt the all too familiar feeling hit me on Saturday. I woke up and my entire back was in a tight knot. The one I describe like a spaghetti fork. It feels like someone took all my tendons and twisted them onto a…

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Back Spasms

Back Spasms

One of the most common of MS symptoms are spasms. They can range from mild to severely painful. I know many people with both extremes. I am considered mild. I have them in my legs mostly but also in my back. It’s my back spasms that can have the highest degree of range. On a good day I may have a few spasms in the whole day. A bad day I’ll have a few spasms every hour. Even the spasms…

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Bad MS day

Bad MS day

Yesterday was a tough one. From the moment I woke up, to the moment I went to bed. I even slept for 12 hours. It started first thing in the morning, I fell almost to soon as I got out of bed. The spasticity in my body was at an all time high. I really wanted to take a second neurontin, but I know that can make me very loopy and would make my walking even harder. Since I was…

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Up all night and it wasn’t a party

Up all night and it wasn’t a party

ALL NIGHT!!! I may have slept for twenty minutes at the most. I know at some point my dogs started playing with each other like it was the afternoon. One of them was sick, I was cleaning up my floor at wee hours of the morning. I was crying because when I’m that tired and can’t sleep I get very frustrated and cranky.  I can’t take not sleeping. It’s just the worst thing that could happen t me. It’s this…

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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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My current list of medications for my MS

My current list of medications for my MS

With any chronic Illness, I think our medicine cabinet becomes a small pharmacy. I thought I’d give a list of what I am taking for my multiple sclerosis, the dosage and the reason. I’ve included links to my other posts if I have information that I thought was useful on a particular drug or vitamin. This post is an added plus for me. I can print and give to doctors instead of rewriting each drug I take on their medical…

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