Okay, first off I have to admit that I’ve been poking around on this forum for months, but have been too shy to join until now. This place looks really great, and I look forward to participating.
I was diagnosed with MS last November, after bouncing around to multiple doctors and undergoing tons of tests for over a year. I’ve been on Copaxone since late November. My most consistent symptoms are vertigo and fatigue, and I often feel like I’m living life in some sort of dizzy spacey fog. For me, there is a lot more to “fatigue” than being tired and sleepy, and I am very interested to know what others experience. I noticed that tonight’s chat topic is MS fatigue, and I’d love to join in, if possible, and learn more about this subject.
Thanks for the response Lorna. Do you take the B12 shots for fatigue? I think I had my B12 level tested somewhere in the diagnostic process and it was normal, so I've never had a B12 shot before. I'm so glad to hear that you've found some ways to successfully manage your symptoms!
Thanks Uppitycats! And again thanks to you all for the warm welcome. These past few weeks the physical aspects of my fatigue (heaviness, weakness, tremors) have hit me really hard, and I’ve been pretty much stuck at home and feeling kinda blue. Finding such nice people to interact with from home has really helped.
Kimber, you are absolutely right about hobbies helping to pass the down time, thank you for mentioning this! I am in the process of discovering some new interests. At some points my fatigue interferes with memory, concentration and word recall, and when I can’t follow a plot in a book or communicate clearly with the people around me (I sound drunk or drugged) I start to feel a bit down. Does this happen to anyone else? I’ve had several people suggest listening to audiobooks, and I think I will try this next time….ahhh….just close my eyes, and let someone else do the work. Thankfully, I am feeling better day by day, and have restored my “sunny” outlook on life
Bonnie, thanks for the welcome. I’d love to share the secret of how I get my font bigger, but I had absolutely no idea that I was doing it, LOL. I hope I’m not shouting at everyone. When I look at my posts, the font looks the same as in every other post. Does the font in all my posts look bigger, or just the first one? Do other people see my font as extra large? The only thing I can think of, is maybe it is because I write my posts in Microsoft Word and then paste them in? I know Word has a lot of hidden formatting….You’ve got the former semi computer nerd in me curious now. If you are interested, let me know if all my posts are in big font, and if so, I’ll try just typing directly the reply field and see if that makes any difference.
I am sorry I didn't say "hi" sooner. I have been out of town. Welcome to the HW club. We have loads of fun here. I heard it through the grapevine that you also found chat. Fun stuff huh! I hope to see you there soon. Stay away from Rhonda - she has worms. Heheheheheeh ;)
Love and prayers,
Post Edited (rhondab) : 4/13/2007 2:45:23 PM (GMT-6)
Where is a moderator when you need one. This is supposed to be a post to welcome Sunny. You two (KAS and Rhonda) are up to no good. Sunny, please stay and enjoy yourself - don't let a couple of knuckleheads keep you from enjoying your welcome messages. Some of us are nice and can be very helpful.