Hi everyone.... I am actually a regular to the CP forum as I have been battling chronic back pain/fibro for years. I had been having some unusual symptoms, even for me, & I would love to get some facts/advice. I'm 31, I have a habit of anytime I feel bad to assume its stemming from one of the other 2 symptoms listed previously. I have had some strange things, hard to swallow, itching all over, dragging one of my legs (I assumed it was from my back), a weird feeling in my hands (not like the normal fibro), spasms (again, assumed it was from my back), eye twitching, problems urinating & sometimes it almost feels like sometimes there is a lightning storm in my brain. I know there are a few other things, but I am sure you guys get the jest of it. I discussed it with my pain specialist- he did a few pushing/pulling things on me & said that it was a possibilty (MS) but that I needed to see a neurologist. He also said my age was prime for the disease to begin to show up.
I have to admit those words just hit me. I don't know much about MS. He said that it is very treatable. Luckily I live in an area where there are a lot of dr/hospitals/medical schools. I tried to google it, but I am so thankful HW has a thread so I can hear from some people who are dealing with this. I also saw something online where it states treatment for MS can be close to $36,000/mo. Is that true?
Can anyone please tell me what led to your diagnosis & how is your life now? Thank you for all the info..... -Shannon
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
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