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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/8/2007 3:26 AM (GMT -6)   
help i really have bad fatigue i also have weakness in my left arm and left leg i am struggling to get out of bed and get my son ready for school i kept him off the other day (naughty mum)as i was too tired and didnt have the energy it couldnt be helpedi have not been diagnosed yet but i have an mri on thursday the 15th feb is there anything your doctor can give me in the meantime.thanks

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 2/8/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kirsty,
I'm not sure if the docs will prescribe anything without a diagnosis and also your insurance may not cover it but Provigil is very good for fatigue.  Some have taken Amantidine and had it help also.  It's worth a try for you to call and see if they'll let you have something.  You are not in the U.S. right?  I'm not sure how your health system works.
The 15th is right around the cornier so hold tight......hopefully answers soon!
Very good day to you! :-)
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/8/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
im in the uk

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   Posted 2/8/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kirsty

I'm sorry! U'r really having a bad go of it. Yes, u'r doc should be able to give u something to help. It may take trying a few things to find the right one for u, but it'd be well worth it. Many here use Provigil and it seems to be great for them. There are others as well, but that seems to be the most widely liked and used. As for me, i use Cymbalta. It's an antidepressant, but seems to be helping me overall with many of my symptoms as well as fatigue. Hang in there and try to get thru this. U'r doc should be able to give u something without a dx, so don't worry about trying to wait for that MRI and it's results. Give him a call and let him know what's going on. Take good care and let us know how u get on.
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/14/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kirsty birdy

I guess today was the day of your MRI, I hope it went okay.....(I'm very claustrophobic, but was really stoked that I managed it) the long wait for results. Like me, you've probably read heaps of the posts on here about people who have all the symptoms, but MRI's are clear. Be prepared for that. When mine came back with just one lesion my friends and family were ecstatic. They couldn't understand why I found the news devastating. Of course I do not want MS, but I would dearly love to know exactly what it is that I'm dealing with!
As for being "naughty Mum"....don't beat yourself up about it. Kids are more resiliant than we think, I'm sure a day at home with Mum wasn't so bad for him!
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