Hi all, I like many others have not posted in awhile, but read your posts everyday :)
I am still waiting to hear about my appeal for my insurance to approve Tysabri. I've had a couple minor flares in the last few months and I believe it was Betaseron that helped keep them from being worse.. (the last 3 fingers to dodge being numb feel stiff and weird and my stomach is numb).
I had an infection requiring IV antibiotics a couple weeks ago and now apparently have a virus of some sort that is causing worse fatigue than normal and a low grade fever. I can't stand for long right now without needing to sit so I am taking some time off work.
I have had this on and off again sore throat for a couple weeks now, mostly in the evening. The doctor couldn't see any reason for it being sore but took a swab anyway. Question is, can MS cause a sore throat? Can being run down by itself cause one? Weird that she couldn't see anything. It usually comes on at night and feels sorta tight and dry?
I'm hoping whatever this virus may be takes a hike so I can see where I am at. I've felt that my MS is worsening and I am anxious to see where I really am at. Next month I am going to Florida with my nephew and family for his wish through Make-a-wish. I rented a scooter down there because I know I won't last long walking in the heat, or walking at all for that matter. That was hard for me. It will be the first "visible" sign of this disease and I'm nervous and unhappy about it.
Hope you are all doing ok, and thanks for listening
Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron