Posted 11/9/2006 9:07 PM (GMT -7)
Well saw my neuro today. She is a good neuro, i think I got lucky on many levels with her! Knowledgable and compassionate as well as understanding yet firm!
Well, she said I am currently in a Relapse and she insists that I start the rebif now, regaurdless of my concerns of the terrible side effects I had when I took betaseron. This is my last semester and I get my BSN in December, I feel like the rebif has the potential to pull my focus and drive away from my goal that is sooo close!
I will be taking solumedrol for 3 days via a home health nurse to speed up the recovery time of this relapse.
She has placed my on short term disability and has taken me off work for 3 weeks.
I have been switched from welbutrin to Cymbalta and taken off the Baclofen and aricept.
In the morning I am getting several labs drawn including one to check corticol level which checks for addison's disease (I insisted on this even though she remineded me several times that I ahve MS and I don't have lesions near my pititary. I told her addisons is treatable and MS isn't, but I really think there she didn't change her mind about why I am so tired, I HAVE MS lol)
In three weeks I return for a follow up. Yes, I think this is all. Printing up previous posts really helped me to address all my concerns to my neuro in the 40 minutes that I spent with her today.
In the assessment part she repeated a few tests such as the walking 25 feet, and the reflexes in my right hand. Not sure why the walking test, but she did say that I had hyper-reflexes in my right hand.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis September 2003 currently taking Aricept 10mg PO QD, Welbutrin XL 300mg PO QD, and Provigil 200mg PO BID.