Thanks for your replies Pete, Michelle and Kimber...
I am going to check further into the different meds for fatigue. Without them, I don't see myself being able to work my way back up to full time sitting at the computer. It's mentally exhausting and I just couldn't seem to concentrate for that long.
At home I'm tired after having a shower! At the grocery store, I have it carefully planned how much time I can spend as I start fading fast after about 15 minutes. That was my first symptom of MS and I thought I was just lazy and out of shape, even though I'd just lost 40 pounds... I hope the meds help as the fatigue has been life altering.
Pete - Do you suffer from fatigue? May I ask what kind of work you do?
Hope everyone is well,
Sorry I took so long to answer. I think? I may sometimes, its hard to really say, I offten dont sllep enough trying to do all the things I need to do every day. I have 4 kids and my wife is also chronically ill, so coupled with my work sechdule I am a very busy man.
As far as what I do, I am service advise in an auto repair shop. I'm the guy you deal with when you drop your car off for repairs, I find the parts and bid and sell the jobs. I spend most of the day standing at the counter. This has become more of a problem of late as I am having more leg problems.
I intend to work as long as I can and if there comes a day I cant any more then I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
Glad to hear you now have something to help now, hpe it works. Hang in there at work.
As always - Pete
Wow Pete.. sounds like you have a full plate! My spouse is also chronically ill and I can't imagine adding 4 kids into the mix. The cats are lucky to have food some days
I got a call today that I am going back Friday with 4 hour shifts to start, 3 days a week. So nervous but very excited to see everyone and try this new brain out.. lol.
Smhiles I'm sorry to hear you had to leave your job. I hope you have found other things to occupy your mind and time.
I worked today, my second, 4 hour shift since going back. Boy was I out of it by the time I got home! Just a drained zombie.. Went right to bed. I think I'm not used to being mentally challenged for that amount of time.. I had to give up on the Amantadine for fatigue as the dizziness was too much for my anxiety to handle so I think I am going to cough up the $200 a month and try that Carnitine supplement my neuro recommended.
It was so nice to see all of the familiar welcoming faces at work after being a hermit for the past 4 months