Hi, thanks all for support. My Doctor just said he felt at this time I will remain a mild case of MS and he does not feel the need to put me on any MS meds now but wants to continue following me every 3 months, unless someting happens...then to call him. He assured me that he would have me on MS drugs now if he felt I needed to be on them. I guess I have to trust someone. He is a specialist in MS at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and is supposed to be very good. He is very nice and my husband and I do like him. I guess it is just general fear for me after researching MS. Everyhting I read said to be on early treatment so as to not progress, when I told him this he said he feels I wont but if I begin to he will put me on the meds.
Gretchen, I will bring up the other drug you mentioned when I talk to him again. It was kinda a somber day for me becasue I thought for sure he would have started me on treatment other than Amantadine. He did give us a definite diagnosis of MS and my husband was there when he went over all of this, so he was more compassionate to what I am going through. Really I should feel blessed that I dont need the drugs right now, I am a bit depressed right now, since getting home, dont even know why. This is so not like me, but I feel down in the dumps. Hubby and I went to lunch after the appointment, but I was not great company...he was trying and that made me feel more guilty.
I think I need to just accept things are the way they are and get back to living as normal as I can and take care of myself. As the evening here progresses I am feeling less down. I have alot to be greatful for and I need to focus on that and put my attention on helping someone else. That and spend some time with the horses again, that usually clears my head from stinkin' thinkin. I sold my gelding a few months ago and I miss him alot. We have 2 here that belong to a friend, so I'll go play with them tomorrow. My balance was so bad I had to downsize, so now I have no horses of my own right now. I miss them. I am just kinda blue but I'll get over it.
Is it normal ( or just me) to feel this way after being diagnosed? Are there others who have been diagnosed as I have been and NOT been put on any meds? Just curious.
You all are great and thanks again for helping me out.~Katie
What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own ; The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protecxt you!
Diagnosed ~ August 2008