a year with MS

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2007 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have realized it has been a year since the neuro said I had MS. Funny it really doesn't seem that long, somewhere time got stolen from me.  I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
And it has been a year since my last big attack and that is a good reason to be happy about I think.
I do have problems still though. In the last couple months I have noticed some short term memory loss. It is kind of scarey in my opinion.  I also have tremors and fatique and a little leg pain but even if those problems I have been able to still work full time and care for my son. So I am hoping not to much more with happen to me.  
Also I have been almost a part of healingwell for about a year now.  I don't post much but when I do post you all have been very supportive.  I also read alot on this site and I have learned alot because of all your posts.   So I thank you all the support and knowledge you have given me.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/10/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on getting through an attack free year!! That is an accomplishment. I just diagnosed in Nov of 2006 and started my Copaxone injections on January 2nd. I wanna be just like you when I grow up!!! :-) You are my official "SHERO"!! Continue to post and share your accomplishments. It really does help. It's a win win for everyone.

Motown John
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   Posted 3/10/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Saturday a.m.
Very good morning, Miss Anita:
So the first year flew by, eh?  Great to hear.  It seems like you have come to realize that this crazy MS thing is...just a part of your life.  Some people never come to that point.
Are on any of the MS drugs?
Fatigue is the, of many, MS symtoms is the worst for me.
It is always with you.  And it the type of fatigue that non-MS patient cannot understand.  Have you spoken to your neuro about it?  I take Provigil for my fatigue...does not bring me back to pre-MS days, but it certainly, certainly helps.
All the best.  Spring is coming.  At least here in Michigan.  John eyes

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/10/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
The "MS Fatigue Monster" is always trying to bite! There are options out there. John suggested Provigil and I take Ritalin. It helps get me through the day, (with only 1 nap) and I'm still able to work "full-time-ish". I'm also interested on what type of MS treatment you're taking. It's only 5:25 here, and I should probably log off for a bit and get some sleep. I'll log back in shortly.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/10/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for repling to my post

I am taking copaxone and the doctor also has me on vitamin d.

Thanks for the suggestions for med's on fatigue. I am not really sure I want to be on a stimulant to stay awake though because I am a very light sleeper so I am afraid if I take those med's I will not get the rest I actually need.

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   Posted 3/10/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   


Congratulations!!!  You have a great attitude - especially if this first year has gone by quickly.  I am sorry about your symptoms.  Try not to worry too much - thats bound to make it worse.  Make lots of lists and laugh when you can.  Again, congrats.

diagnosed: MS  July 2006
Treatment: copaxone, prayer, laughter, and positive thinking

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