Monthly Archives: July 2013

I Think I Pulled a Hamstring or Muscle

 I have been waking up around 4:30am to do some light stretching followed by a mile and a half (3 kilometer) walk at 5:40am and this routine has been making me feel great lately! I wake up, I move, I get some fresh air, and this motivates me to be productive. Yesterday, I messed up somehow…

Diphenhydramine Not Zzzquil For Sleep! Zoloft!

 Since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I have had issues sleeping on and off. Issues like restless leg syndrome and issues like plain old insomnia. Sometimes my brain just won’t shut off and it just keeps thinking and thinking and thinking! I have taken all sorts of aids to sleep (both over the counter and prescription medications) like benzodiazepines (such as Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax or Valium) to try to catch some Z’s. My latest prescription to help me with this issue is Restoril (Temazepam), another benzodiazepine usually used for insomnia.

MS News: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis – Children with MS

PeterMarggraf, Diagnosed at 12 years old

The term “Pediatric MS” has been growing traction with the healthcare industry for some time now. With new technology, tests, and a growing knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis, it’s getting easier and easier to diagnose patients with the disease and people are getting diagnosed younger and younger. In 2001 patients under the age of 15 were “allowed” to be diagnosed with the disease and the youngest child diagnosed so far was diagnosed at just two months old! To see a teen or pre-teen get diagnosed with MS is no longer unheard of, a tragedy, but it does happen…

About MS Section, Gym, and School

 As you can see, I have launched a new and updated section on my blog titled “What is MS“. In this section I have a list of articles with all the basic information on what Multiple Sclerosis is, who get’s MS, how to get diagnosed with MS, how to treat it, along with some other interesting and useful facts. I worked all day and night all weekend on this so I hope people find it useful and informative! You can access this section my clicking on the “What is MS” link on the top navigation and once you open an article and reach the bottom of the page, you will find easy navigation among the different articles of this section, so check it out! Maybe you will learn something new or maybe you can use it to help explain what Multiple Sclerosis is to friends or family!