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”

Carbon brainprint

I’m quite happy with the fact that, as a family of four (six if you include Fluffles and Fudge our guinea pigs), we’re pretty good at recycling. Our youngest even has the job title of Recycling Officer to encourage her to weed out things that could be added to our recyclable waste. On top ofContinue reading “Carbon brainprint”

Copaxone changes

Thanks to a comment from HoneysuckleB on a recent post, I rang my MS nursing team at big-city hospital to find out if I could switch from the daily Copaxone injections to the three-times-a-week version. The reasoning behind this is a fairly straightforward one: rather pathetically, I’m dependent on my Outlook calendar at work toContinue reading “Copaxone changes”

The sting

Well, I’ve been taking Copaxone (Glatiramer Acetate) for about a week now. I administered my first injection under the gaze of my wonderful MS nurse last Monday. When I was on Rebif I didn’t really inject into my arm or leg, favouring the fattier parts of my anatomy. It has been my arse and myContinue reading “The sting”

The Beta Interferon blues – update

After just two injections I can feel the familiar feelings returning. Aside from the flu-like side effects (achey joints), I have been waking up, not suicidal, but with little enthusiasm for life shall we say? One phonecall to my MS nurse later and I can announce that Rebif and I are officially no longer an item.Continue reading “The Beta Interferon blues – update”

The Beta Interferon blues.

I’m about to go back on Rebif after a four week trial period of coming off it. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done this, I tend not to take it on holiday (just a hassle) or over Christmas (to give myself a break). So, have I noticed any changes? On the negative side,Continue reading “The Beta Interferon blues.”

Making lemonade #2

Way back when I started secondary school, a rumour went around that all the boys would need a medical during the first term. This would involve a procedure where a nurse would hold our testicles while we coughed. This never happened, of course, but a part of me believed it. It made the eleven yearContinue reading “Making lemonade #2”

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”