What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is believed to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the protective cells along the nerve in the central nervous system. More »

What is a Lumbar Puncture?

What is a Lumbar Puncture?

Do you have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) comping up? Click here to learn about what it is, how it’s done and what you can expect. More »

MS Nick Names; My Dark Passenger

MS Nick Names; My Dark Passenger

I have never called my MS anything, it just wasn’t me, I always felt a lot of these names were too… cute? They didn’t do the evil known as Multiple Sclerosis any justice I suppose. More »

What is Lemtrada?

What is Lemtrada?

Lemtrada is given intravenously over 5 consecutive days and then 3 consecutive days 1 year later. More »

Shocking Sensation! What is Lhermitte\\\'s Sign?

Shocking Sensation! What is Lhermitte\\\'s Sign?

More than two thirds of those with Multiple Sclerosis experience what is known as “Lhermitte’s Sign” or “The Barber’s Chair Symptom”. More »

How is Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed?

How is Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed?

Here I’ll explain what you need to do to know if you have MS or not but more importantly is why you need to do this. More »

 
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Feeling Much Better but Taking it Slow

(I finally pulled my camera out and took a decent picture)

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Getting Sick When Immunosuppressed Sucks!

 

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Return of the Sleep Problems

Well the title pretty much says it all. For a while now, I have been sleeping great. I was falling asleep on my own, no pills and I was staying asleep! It was great! But last week insomnia crept back into my life; I am talking staring at the dark ceiling for 5 hours and continuously getting up to write some random thought down. So of course I am a zombie the following day both physically and mentally. So I picked up some cannabis oil because this was clearly going to be a phase that I would need help getting through. But then I took too much (sometimes it can be hard to dose) and I went from “not getting enough sleep” to “getting too much sleep” which also makes me feel like a zombie. I can’t get too little or too much or else I have to pay the price of feeling like garbage the next day. I have just been so out of it! I just want to be back on a healthy sleep schedule!

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Pushed Myself too Hard, New Puppy and Lab Work

So I pushed myself too hard the other day. I have been really exercising since my second round of Lemtrada and the other day I decided to step it up a bit and push myself even harder. It felt good but I definitely wiped myself out and the next day I knew I had pushed myself a bit too hard. For the next week or so I felt extra tired, extra dizzy, my balance was extra horrible and I felt kind of weak. I say extra because not a days goes by where I don’t feel all of that at some level. I just didn’t want to get up and move. This led to me not eating as well and abandoning my daily routine of keeping myself going, eating right and writing. So I have just been letting my emails back up and taking it easy but yesterday I felt I was ready to slowly start getting back into my routine except it is still a bit different since we adopted a new puppy; lot’s of work!