Fighting the MS Flair – IV Steroid 2/3 is Done

Multiple Sclerosis MS IV Steroids

OK two days of steroids are done! Just one more day to go, I hope this whole 3 day gig is enough because usually I do 5 but for what ever reason this stupid neuro likes to go with 3 days not the typical 5 but what ever, better than nothing! i have had a smooth but odd experience this time around though… Usually the metallic taste is much stronger on my tongue from the Solu-Medrol but I could hardly taste it… Not complaining. What’s really weird though is usually my veins are really easy to get but for what ever reason both days they have had trouble finding them… Today I was poked on top of my forearm! I have been poked in a lot of weird spots but never there… Must not have been drinking enough water or something…

I also had the worst time trying to sleep last night! I mean it has never been that bad! I know the steroids keep you wired and all but I didn’t even start feeling tired till about 4 in the morning! That was after taking 2 Norcos, 10mg of Melatonin, and a Clonazepam! What the heck! I hope I don’t have to deal with a part II tonight because I was loosing my mind! I mean on one hand it was kind of nice to not be tired for once but I was sooooooo bored! So we will see how tonight goes!

As far as feeling any better it is still too soon to tell… I mean… I guess I am technically walking better than before but I still can’t get around too well… My hands still are lacking much fine motor control but I am able to type very slowly with my hands again as long as I am using an external keyboard… The laptop keys are just too flat! Also’ I keep mixing up the apostrophe and comma keys, no matter how hard I focus I keep mixing them up and it’s really frustrating so I don’t know what’s up with that. Stupid cognitive issues! My taste is improving though, that’s always good. Before I was just tasting a little on the left side of my tongue but now its spreading (where I can taste) but not all the way yet so if I accidentally chew on the right side of my mouth it still tastes a tad weird.

Ugh, well trying to stay positive! Been lonely as previously noted but trying to focus on getting my volunteering going and setting up some plans with some friends. Not sure what all I can do but I’m just trying to take in a deep breath and take it one step at at a time… All I can do right?

4 thoughts on “Fighting the MS Flair – IV Steroid 2/3 is Done

  • November 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Matt; we are luck that steroids works to us. And boy,you are scary inside,i saw worms,aliens,that way you lose all girls.But your new photo in blog is much better now.Enjoy 11/11/11.Another, only in 823 years.Dó

  • November 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Matt I had the same problem with tongue numbness. That stuff sucks. It's scary too because I was afraid of losing ability to talk. That's my job is talking all day..

    Hope the roids work out for ya. Don't need to tell ya to keep us updated.

    You mentioned loneliness on the previous post, inspired me to write about it a little, just another perspective of relationships from someone else with MS. I linked your blog and the post. My post got out of hand is not structured.

    Again hope everything goes back to "normal" for ya here quickly.

  • November 12, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Thanks haha but what are you talking about that Im scary inside??? Lol?

    And "anonymous", what is the URL to your posting? I would like to read it! Haha


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