I was wondering if some of you could shed some light and advice my way.
I was diagnosed with MS in 2005, with the symptoms of vision loss in my right eye for 42 days, which a constant headache following daily. I was sent to a neurologist where he did an extensive exam and in formed me that I was needed to return to his office for a spinal tap procedure the next day to confirm his findings, in which I did and a week later I was being treated in the hospital with I.V. steroids for 4 days then was released with a step down dose of Prednisone, after a week of this medication and 3 weeks following I regained my eyesight fully. Praise The Lord!!!
I have been a patient of this neuro Dr. for the past 3 years and I have not been satisfied with the patient care I have been given over the years.
I have consulted with my regular Health Care Provider and he suggested seeing another neurologist in which I did on December 15th 2008.
The very 1st thing she asked was why aren't you on any treatment? I was confused at this point due to the previous Dr. had never suggested any treatment due to the fact I didn't have enough lesions to demand treatment at this time. I have 4 brain lesion as of my last MRI.
So she and I visited about
the different treatment options and she also suggested that i have a sleep study done as well, due to the body not resting properly during the night, to heal what it had been through physically during the previous day.
I was also diagnosed back in 1994 with a Thyroid disorder as well. (Hypo) and I have been on medication ever since.
I also developed Alapecia Areatia back in 2006 with patches of hair loss all around my head, in which I seen a dermatologist for steroid injections in the scalp areas where hair loss was prevalent. After many of these treatment my hair has returned to these areas.
I am so confused about
what treatment if any to take or do. I am 41 years old and have a very active 14 year old son that is involved in football and track ~ running and pole vaulting, as well as a Boy Scout working on his Eagle project. I am also a Scout Leader for his Troop.
My husband doesn't understand the fatigue that I go through some days, I have always been a go go go person. And he doesn't seem to understand that sex isn't my top priority at this point. Will he ever get the fact that I'm not the physical woman that he married 18 years ago??
Don't get me wrong I still go and do things even if i have to pay for it in fatigue the next day. I have a a lot of pain some days then there are days nothing and feeling great. I hide all this from him cause he just doesn't understand. He's the one that hasn't seen a Dr. in over 20 years. He thinks that they all out for your $.
It's a redneck thing I guess.. Hard headed and argumentative...
I feel fine as of now just a few things that have happened in the past few months that I'm not sure if it is MS related or not.. So my question is : Do I not start a treatment even if I'm doing fine or at least I think I'm doing fine, or do I Rock the boat and start on a treatment that could give me worse symptoms that I already have?
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated and considered.
Thanks again for reading my story.