Dear Keira, Gary, Uppity-cats, Gretchen and eveyone! I am back!! I have been gone for nearly a month. Had expected a nice respite staying at my daughters in Wahpeton, ND for a few days and I ended up being hospialized twice. Once for bad tremors from my shoulders to my toes which just wouldn't stop and the other time I had been given a stomach scope which went well until they discharged me and let me go back to my daughters home. An hour later I ended up being taken by ambulance back to the hospital due to some reaction to what they used for the scope (never did find out exactly what). Had to stay 2 days then. Then since the flu virus was going around I naturally caught that and ended up with bad bronchitis, so its been a whirl wind.
Since the hospital I was in was quite small there were no MS specialists around. Dr. Mislan who took my case in Wahpeton, is trying to find an MS specialist in either Fargo or the University of Minn. for me to see. However they are booked up for months and he is going to try and get me in earlier. In the meantime my family Dr. here in town is going to try and get an MS specialist in Sioux Falls, SD to get me in quicker. I am so hoping to get in somewhere where I can hopefully find some help, because this excerberation just doesn't want to end.
Ever since I caught a virus which went into my inner ears, I have had untold problems. Virgeo, dizziness, balance problems, tremors, etc. One of the newest things that I have rarely experienced is the panic/anxiety -- is this a common problem with MS and if so, why? Is it to do with the inner ear or what? My doctor did put me on some anxiety pills which help some what but I am still afraid to be a lone. Now I have lived by myself and I cannot understand why this should bother me so much. Would this have to do with the MS attack itself? Have any of you been bothered with such and if so, how have you dealt with it? Can you give me some pointers?
I am sorry this has gotten to be so long but wanted to share everything. I have missed all of you and pray everything has been going well with all my friends. Thank you all for being there for me! God Bless you!