Hi.... I thought I'd been forgotten.
Thanks for the attention.
Good news: I had an MRI this week... although the results aren't back yet. I'm not sure whether I should be hoping for lesions or not ;( My nerve conduction tests were normal.... haven't had a spinal tap or EMG yet though.
I haven't been having a particularly bad time of it lately.... I just stay at home and play on my computer, etc. I'm mostly fine provided I don't over exert myself. Luckily my parents are helping me out a bit. Still, I occasionally worry I have something worse than normal MS.... i.e. malignant, Marburg variant MS or ALS.
Bad news: The MRI cost me $900 (I live in Canada and if you don't pay, you wait 6 months). My arms and legs seem to be getting progressively weaker. My sore throat seems to have returned as well. Plus the cognitive symptoms aren't exactly great... I feel spaced out (after exertion) and occasionally stutter.
I've decided to start Lyme antibiotic treatment.... I haven't tested positive or anything, but hey it's worth a shot. I've heard that some MS'rs actually have Lyme or Chlamydia or Mycoplasma infections.... not all, but some.
Biaxin and Plaquenil. Should be fun for the liver.
I've also been giving the holistic stuff a try lately, with Curcumin, digestive enzymes, green tea, fish oil, B12, etc; these have all been medically proven in a number of rat studies. The regimen seems to help the buzzing/numbness, but not the weakness.
Could be worse, I guess