Thank you for welcoming me to the board.
I am currently on beta interferon injections called Rebif, I take 1 3 times a week. I had a small relapse in Feb, then a disabling one in April, which was very frightening, especially as I have 2 young kids, Scott and Emma. I go to a rehab centre in Irvine called the Douglas Grant Unit and they are very helpful especially after intial diagnosis, as I had to attend physio.
The MS I have is relapsing and remitting, since being on the injections, I have been OK, but sysmptoms are rapid eye movement, but not all the time, Fatigue and stiffness in my legs and arms. As I have only been on the medication for a few months, I still suffer the side effects which are flu like.
I was working full time with a company for the past ten years but was made redundant last Monday, bit dodgey if you ask me but whats the point of being bitter.
Since being diagnosed with MS I have realised that there is a lot more to life, my outlook is to live for the moment and take each day as it comes, The way I see it I am quite lucky as my diagnosis could have been a lot worse, I could have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
My family have been very supportive, and my other half is always on the look out for new research into MS, so its not all bad.
Not had a very good year in 2008 but being diagnosed with MS has opened new doors for me, I mean if I hadnt been diagnosed with MS, then I would never have joined this site and be meeting new people.
Once you all get to know me you will all realise I have a good sense of humour, often quite sick, but never hurtful towards any one, if we didnt laugh we would all cry I suppose.
Thats all I can think of to say just now about how I was diagnosed with MS and what Meds I am on. If there is anything at all anyone would like to ask me, please do so.
Look forward to speaking to you all again, and thanks for being so welcoming.