I am new on here!
Make a long story short!...
Diagnosed with transeverse myelitis ten years ago, also tested positive for lyme a year later and did iv rocephin for months via heart port.
Next diognoised with pheripheral neuropathy, bladder incontience and had a bladder sling put in then inflammatory arthritis in many joints came up on a bone scan then iritis , next gastritis then optic neuritis and then most recently chronic urticaria, an autoimmune disease.nthen chronic pancreatitus. Over the last ten years I have been hospitalized 8 times for numbness, weakness, limb paralysis and temporary vision loss.
Doctors kept saying lyme or in my head and didn't seem to take me seriously. Also every time I had 5 days iv steroids each time I had a flare I got better and all doctors agreed if it was lyme it would have made me very much worse!
I had another flare 4 weeks ago that put me back in the hospital for 5 days of iv steroids, sight returned and got feeling back in my legs. Was sent and admitted to yale for two days after this who concluded ms and put me on a three month wait list to be seen at their ms clinic for final diagnosis! So got in with a really good ms specialist sooner and saw him today and gave me a definite diagnosis of ms and I am starting daily interferon injections and gabapentin this week.
So peeps, what can I expect from interferon side effects? I have heard it causes server depression which I have suffered from in the past.
Post Edited (Moofty) : 11/18/2014 5:36:44 PM (GMT-7)