I haven't posted much lately, but have been reading all of your posts. I guess today I feel like venting to those who understand.
The last year has been a challenge to say the least. Shortly after my diagnosis my future mother in law got ill and we struggled all year to get her better. During that time I had at least 7 relapses, the last one was last July not long after starting Betaseron. That one affected my right arm and I'm thinking after this long it has probably healed as much as it's going to.
The last couple weeks have been really hard. We finally got my mother in law to go to the hospital, and she passed away 10 days later. Needless to say it's been very stressful and physically exhausting with funeral arrangements, cleaning out her apartment etc. A couple times I thought I would collapse I was so tired, but kept going because my fiance isn't well either as some of you know (kidney disease) and I just couldn't leave him alone through this.
We are relieved that she isn't struggling anymore and is in a better place. She was the sweetest little scottish lady you could ever meet.
The last few weeks I've been having pin prick sensations on different areas of both sides of my face and half of my nose goes numb and/or cold. It lasts a very short time. I also get a feeling of chills running down one side of my body when I'm not cold. I'm hoping these things are from MS damage and exhaustion, not a new flare trying to come out as they are new symptoms but don't last long. My legs have also been bothering me at night, they ache, sometimes waking me up. I think they are just dog tired.
Anyway, thanks for listening. I'm hoping for a new start where my fiance and I can both focus on own health more, and I hope to get back to my previous level of symptoms after more rest. The Betaseron really seems to be doing it's job, and for that I am so very thankful. I have a feeling I would not be doing real great at this point without it after my rough introduction to this MonSter and all the lingering effects from the relapses that seem to be here to stay.
Hope you are all doing ok!
Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron