I Finally Have What I need to Kick MS in the Butt


Well for now at least, you see, I have had three flare ups in the last 4 weeks or so. I had one steroid treatment (IV) which cleared most of it up until I got a really bad cold which brought it all back and more. I started getting better and then fell apart again! I was not going in to the doctors at this point for what ever reason (probably because there is nothing they could do but give me Prednisone so hmmm… I dug out an old bottle of Prednisone, logged on to KP.org, and requested a refill even though I was all out of refills. Sure enough, they are so careless that a doctor I have not seen in almost a year refilled a new order of Prednisone! I picked it up today and will be starting a taper from about 80mg which should help clear everything that’s left all up! Yay!

In the last few weeks I have been dealing with a lot… I could barely walk and when I started feeling better I had to use a cane… My coordination was off causing my legs to shoot all over the place, I couldn’t maintain any kind of steady gate. I was dizzy and had all sorts of shooting pain along with numbness or occasional pins and needles. My vision was a bit blurry and I lost my fine motor control especially in my hands. Everything was difficult, even eating which caused me to drop food off my fork which often landed somewhere on me… I was fatigued and even nauseated at some times. Everything was annoying me, I was in a horrible mood, and my sensitivity to noise further enhancing my irritability. I’m sure I am leaving out heaps of symptoms like my loss of taste. These thing have become so natural to me that something as sever as loosing my sense of taste was able to slip my mind like nothing ever happened. Cognitive issues are just a part of life now so I forget to mention them! I can’t think, find the right words, and I even slur my speach sometimes! All this I forgot until just now! That’s what happens when I don’t blog daily but like I said, its just normal to me now…

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