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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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Twitching the night away

Twitching the night away

Old Mc Jamie had a twitch eieio with a twitch twitch here and a twitch twitch there here a twitch there a twitch everywhere a twitch twitch Old Mc Jamie has a twitch eieio. It made for a rough night of sleep. It was one of those nights where my medicine just didn’t help through the night. I twitch which is both annoying and uncomfortable and prevents me from falling asleep. I also have my big toe symptom where it…

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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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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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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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NYS Medical marijuana card

NYS Medical marijuana card

Got to love New York State. We legalized medical marijuana but big brother is watching you. My doctor gave me the certification to apply for a card. I had to submit my information to the department of health, with the certification and my drivers license. After my application is reviewed, my card will be mailed to me. I don’t even know where to get the “stuff”. I think they have a dispensary somewhere about 20+ miles from me but I’m…

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