I am frustrated. The day before yesterday I was feeling pretty decent so I went for a walk and then did some very light exercises. I also wanted to see if Ritalin would magically start working so I took 20mg. I sat down for coffee, like any other day. After I finished I cleaned my mug, also like any other day. That turned into doing all the dishes which turned into cleaning off the counter tops which turned into me realizing we had no clean rags to work with so I did a load of laundry and then that turned into doing all the laundry in the laundry room and also cleaning and organizing the laundry room and probably more that I am not thinking of. It was too much. I don’t know if the Ritalin helped or if I just got myself going enough to not want to stop but… it was too much.
OK, anytime I talk about any sort of MS issue with people the first thing they ask me is if I have had my vitamin D levels checked. I know they mean well but it sort of annoys me, having to explain over and over again that I know about the whole “people with Multiple Sclerosis, for whatever reason, have low vitamin D” thing. But how could they know that I know? So I need to chill a bit… it’s just me haha… I figured though, that I should post all my Vitamin D information up on my blog, I don’t have much but his is to show that yes, I have had my levels checked and I am working on it.
So I am still doing pretty well, it’s nice, to finally not feel the super Lemtrada fatigue and instead feel the normal MS fatigue which by comparison feels great. For the last 6 months or so I have been going to bed when I start “shutting down” (usually around 8:00pm) and waking up whenever I wake up (anywhere from 7:00am to 9:00am). Lately, I have been going to sleep at 8:00pm and slowly waking up at about 4:00am but not getting up till 5:00am (I am a morning person) and I haven’t felt like I am forcing myself up. Because my brain starts waking up around 4:00am, by the time 5am rolls around I am wide awake and “bored” of lying in bed.