Hi there, it has been awhile since I came here, and as such, it has been awhile since I have posted. Survivor, first of all, sorry about your dx. Your symptoms seem to in many ways duplicate mine, from the sore neck and shoulders, to the electric shock feeling when you bend your head down, etc.... Once in awhile I get tingling on the in side of my knees, if I walk too much. I use to feel really foggy in the head, and kinda dizzy, etc, but I have learned that this was contributed to fatigue, and when I rested for awhile, etc - these symptoms would go away.
I am on daily injections, as I take Copaxone. I have been on the copaxone for 8 months now. It took awhile before I started to notice any reduction in symptoms, but I am pleased to say that the symptoms have reduced in severity. Yes I still get tingly fingers, and the shock feeling from time to time - but I have also learned that alot of this is contributed to fatigue - and in my case, heat sensativity. Ive also learned that when these symptoms become excellarated due to the two above situations - once I remove them (either by getting out of the heat source - like stop washing dishes - ha!!!!, or rest, the symptoms go away, and learned that the temp symtoms cause no additonal damage.
I recently had another MRI, and learned the the number of lesions that I had have reduced somewhat, whether it is from the copaxone, or the possiblility that the body has had a chance to achieve some remyelation, not sure, but none the less, there are a few less lesions.
Your positive attitude is going to be your major contribution as to how you are going to tackle this annoying disorder. I too do keep my head up - and continue to motorcycle, and go boating, and snow mobiling in the winter - which reminds me that at least for now, I can still do all the things that I love to do.
I did ask myself, as I am sure many of us have - why me. Well why not me - I am not any more special than anyone else - and beside, I am 53 years old, and so thankful that I got this now, instead of when I was 23....I am thankful that I am in an era that has progressed muchly with medication, and research, etc....and I am thankful that it is me and not one of my kids....
Anyhow, best of luck, and as I like to say "keep your stick on the ice" and march forward...
Have a wonderful day!