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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 9/4/2013 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
gkuhs is having new symptoms of his legs, it looks like he cant keep balance, especially if he lays down for awhile, he says "they don't want support me when I get up in the night or in morning." I noticed weakness, off balance. I have fibromyalgia, and it is litterly looks like when I am in a flare in him. I see his pain, off balance, soreness, stiff, hardships. He has fell a couple  times, luckily both times back into the bed.
 
Does this happen to you? What can I do to help him? Should I drag him to the doctor by the ear again? (he hates doctors, actually says they are quacks and is a very impatient man). I tried reverse phycology and told him patience was a virtue, and he replied he doesn't have any virtues. Got any tips I can do, help, have him do? 
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 9/4/2013 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
If he refuses to see a doctor, then rest is about the only thing. There isn't much a doctor can do when one is experiencing an MS flare. They can offer the IV steroids (solumedrol) for 3 to 5 days.

Is your husband on an disease modifying drug?
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 9/5/2013 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Is that the IV thing of like 1,000 or 3,000mg ? I think it is. He tells of a story about how he was knocked off his tush and no good for a week with some kind of iv drug. I think that is the drug. Yes he takes a shot! Thinks he does avonex and copaxone. His job is similar to Greyhound, he is a bus driver. So tonight he is out of town, or I would be able to tell you for sure. But I know he does one daily and the other sometimes. Perhaps you would know better than I, as I am not familiar with MS as well. I am still trying to learn about it. He and I only got together earlier this year, so I don't know anything about it so much. A flare would make sense. I can tell him to rest and it is the law (we have a law joke in this house, when I am ailing he says to rest cuz it is the law, so basically when we are looking out for each other we end the sentence with its the law lol.
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 9/5/2013 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I will make him a doc apt with the neurologist and think of another bribe. Last time I told him he'd have to clean our room for three months lol. Hmm. I got one! He loves icecream. I will tell him he is going to the doctor or I'll melt it. I do believe he will scramble cuz he believes me when I threaten him when it is regarding doctor apts LOL
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