“It’s a miracle!”

I don’t want to tempt fate and I don’t want to count chickens before they’ve hatched or any of that but… …It seems I can walk again. Now, this doesn’t mean I’ve been to see some Jim Jones style preacher, and it also doesn’t mean I’ve quaffed some magical elixir derived from a temple inContinue reading ““It’s a miracle!””

Blitzkrieg post-script

Well, everything was a bit miserable at the end of my last post so apologies for that. I’m a week or two further along the line now and I’ve been applying the patches to their designated places in the literature and experimenting with each zone. I’ve found that the only place that works is myContinue reading “Blitzkrieg post-script”

Blitzkrieg

One of the things my brand new neurologist did for me when I met him earlier this year is confirm my diagnosis of restless legs syndrome (RLS). It’s something that I’ve been wondering about, on and off, pretty much since diagnosis, so it’s ‘nice’ to have it confirmed. It’s not a symptom of MS, butContinue reading “Blitzkrieg”

Mourning sickness

I recently heard that it’s a good idea to find something to mourn with MS. Something in life that MS has taken from you. Maybe it’s a good night’s sleep, or the ability to run a long distance or that you’re no longer the party animal you once were. It could be all sorts ofContinue reading “Mourning sickness”

Baclofen fun

Well it’s the new year (happy new year!) and after over-indulging over the festive period, my thoughts have naturally turned to new year’s resolutions. Normally it’s something to do with losing a bit of weight and becoming fitter, even if it’s just a little bit fitter and being able to take my belt in aContinue reading “Baclofen fun”

Let’s get physio.

Here’s a video showing a typical minute in the life of my calf muscles. Yesterday I added to my Panini sticker book of health professionals by seeing a neurophysiotherapist for the first time. It was mainly about leg pain and my twitchy calves, but also about my general clumsiness, fatigue and my general state ofContinue reading “Let’s get physio.”

Feeling the heat

Well, last week was a scorcher. So much so, that I gave up on Fathers’ Day activities halfway through the afternoon and went to bed for a bit. The following day, I dressed for work, drove my youngest to school, and then turned round and headed back home I felt so rough. Again, I hadContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

Back to Blighty blues

I’m just back in the UK after a fabulous trip to Australia and Singapore. I don’t normally do this, but while I was away, I re-evaluated things a little. What I should be doing to make myself happier, more comfortable and healthier. The thing about Australia is that there are so many similarities to homeContinue reading “Back to Blighty blues”

Relapse

Just thought I’d let y’all know that I had a relapse in the last couple of months. It mainly involved vertigo and dizziness, so I spent a good couple of weeks crashing into things, nearly falling over, feeling nauseous and actually vomiting a few times. It also involved some fatigue, L’Hermitte’s and a not unpleasant hotContinue reading “Relapse”

Mild relapse?

I have been on beta interferon (Rebif) for nearly two years now and in that time I haven’t had a relapse. Or have I? Beta interferon is supposed to reduce the likelihood of having a relapse and minimise the effects if you do get one. Back in January 2009, when I came off gabapentin, I experiencedContinue reading “Mild relapse?”