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”

Back to square one

Just like the election of a pope, or the announcement of the winner in some Saturday prime time family entertainment bollocks, I expect you’re all on tenterhooks wondering which disease modifying medication I’m going to plump for. I don’t know 100%, but here’s my quick notes so far (apologies for superficiality): Beta Interferon (Rebif, Avonex,Continue reading “Back to square one”

Divots

Well, I’m currently considering my medication options… Copaxone is the front runner at the moment. Mainly because the other meds available have unpalatable side effects for not much gain, it seems. They might repress the immune system too much as well. I don’t think killing off all my white cells is an option when IContinue reading “Divots”

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.”

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?”

Getting fit with Mr Uhthoff

This isn’t a new year’s resolution, but I have decided to get fit. This incorporates a couple of in-built problems, the most obvious being the MS, of course, but the second being the fact that I don’t do personal trainers (I have to admit to being quite rude to the only one I have everContinue reading “Getting fit with Mr Uhthoff”