thanks for the replies!
Im feeling so much better finally. Went out to manhatten and left the house for the first time in 2 weeks. That LP headaches was hell. my god ouch. Still have a slight headache, but now hydrocodones actually help, nothing helped for 2 weeks.
Im just worried, doctors said it was great news that ive had MS since i was 21, and i never had major symptons, till a month ago. im 28 now. Just is weird, i know most of you are women, but i was always a tough guy. Im an male italian from ny, and used to have a wicked temper. I used to (be a jerk to my girlfriends), and was always a mean miserable guy, since the first time i had the optic neauritis. Seriously i used to be an evil mean guy. I have a barry bonds and roger clemens jersey lol. Both the jerseys i bought before they were known steriod users. Kinda funny, that my heroes from when i was a young kid are such losers. I dont care, i love bonds, hes arrogant like how i used to be.
Even though i was always concieted and arrogant, i had SEVERE depression since my first bout with optic neauritis. My best friend since i was 7 died, and my fiance/high school prom date/ went to college together left me for good. I snapped, quit my job, slept 12 hours a day, drank at the clubs everynight. I got so depressed, id want to sleep more, just in case i had a good dream, cause reality sucked. Then after awhile, even when i had dreams, they were extremely depressining, I didn't want to go on living.
Now since i got the steriods, ive never been so happy. The steriods completely took away my depression, besides that spinal tap hell. But like i feel great again, im very happy with no reason to be. I swear i look alot better since the steriods, i was all pale, and had bags under my eyes. I look again 18. I still feel the steriods i think, i have all sorts of energy again, like ive never had since i was 15. Serously i think steriods are a cure for depression too. Ill never take any depression meds again, it made it alot worse So im actually doing real good, and feeling good. My left hand is less numb, and my feet arent numb at all anymore. Which is good news. My right arm is still horrible, but i do need major shoulder surgery, because i got beat with a baseball bat, and yea it was metal lol. Im thinking my whole arm was already messed up, the ms makes it worse.
Now i take b complex for vitamins, and finally take care of myself. I drink like 4 beers every 2 weeks, i still smoke a lil lol. Other then that, im taking great care of myself.
Im curious about a pill called lyrica. Ive took it before for nerve problems realated to getting smashed by a bat. It helped alot, the doctors wont give me that either. They suck, as they messed up some things already.
I still havent had any treatment yet, they make me wait 2 and a half months after diagnosis?? Still have to wait 6 weeks. Can you explain what exactly progression therapy is. No idea what they are doing for me. I have to pick out my own treatment options. Have no clue what to choose. I wanted the one with steriods lol, but as doctors and u ladies explained, its not long term.
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