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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 2/20/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Cats,


The strangest thing has happened. I woke up a few days ago feeling

pretty good. Since I have been DX'd with SPMS, and I have never

known a day since last March without symptoms as bad as the excerbation

and O.N. that started me down this road.....I am puzzled as to where all

the symptoms went.


My legs are nowhere near as weak and wobbly as they have been over the

last year, as well as the symptoms we all deal with on a daily basis. My body

feels like a switch was turned off overnight, and I feel a ton better.


It's not that I am free. It seems I have aquired hand tremors that drive me nuts

as I eat or read and I didn't have those before. My face gets hot now and I don't

remember that happening before. And my although I have more energy, I still have

our old friend fatigue. My legs still have weakness but it is barely noticable, not the

same as needing a cane or can't get out of bed.


I am not looking at beating up the gift, but I just feel so different.


Any ideas? Obviously it could be a remit of some kind, but relapse/excerbation for almost

a year? I consider myself pretty knowledgeable now, thanks to you and others and

my own research, but I have to say that this really surprised me.


(Oh, and because I have lost a bunch of muscle mass, and have difficulty in swallowing and a couple of other ideas, my doctors are looking into the other sclerosis, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Not a happy thought. Not that they want to change their DX, just being on the cautious side I guess)



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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2135
   Posted 2/20/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry -- I have no ideas, good or bad! A remission would be a wonderful thing -- and certainly possible, even with SPMS. Or more a "leveling off". But given the problem with muscle mass loss, etc. -- which as you know are not real typical with MS...probably wouldn't hurt to call your doctolr and run it past them.

I hope you continue to feel well. ALS is indeed "not a happy thought".
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 2/20/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Cats, I appreciate you as always.

Sorry Moderators, I had no other way to get hold of Uppity. Didn't mean to take up space.
Delete this if you want.

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   Posted 2/20/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Snowdog,
   I'm so happy to hear you are feeling so well.   Some people prefer not to display their email addys so no worries :-) If you have any questions or concerns about the forum itself, please don't hesitate to contact me or one of the other mods. 
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