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Multiple Sclerosis board


Hi everyone I am new to this board. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis November 21, 2001, yes the day before Thanksgiving. I currently live in Eastern Tennessee, Knoxville to be exact. I don't work anymore, I am totally disabled from the illness, but in my opinion it still don't have the best of me. All of my family and friends are very surprised with how high of spirits I have even tho having this illness. My motto is after all I have been through in my life, no way a illness is going to get the best of me. Below you will see an entire list of my current medications:

IMITREX 100mg = TAKE 1 TABLET AS NEEDED FOR HEADACHE!

DETROL LA 4mg = TAKE 1 CAPSULE ONCE A DAY. 1 TAKEN PER DAY!

OXYCONTIN 40mg = TAKE 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY, EVERY 6 HOURS. 3 TAKEN PER DAY! Get a new script once a month at the Pain Clinic. CHANGED FROM 1 TAB 4 TIMES DAY 20mg, ON May 20, 2005.

ARICEPT 10mg = TAKE 1 TABLET ONCE A DAY. 1 TAKEN PER DAY!

BACLOFEN 20mg = TAKE 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY. 3 TAKEN PER DAY!

LEXAPRO 20mg = TAKE 1 TABLET ONCE A DAY. 1 TAKEN PER DAY!

TIZANIDINE 4mg = TAKE 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY AND TAKE 2 TABLETS AT BEDTIME. 5 TAKEN PER DAY!

GABITRIL 4mg = TAKE 2 TABLETS AT BEDTIME. 2 TAKEN PER DAY!

PROVIGIL 200mg = TAKE 2 TABLETS IN MORNING. 2 TAKEN PER DAY!

TOFRANIL PM 75mg = TAKE 1 TABLET AT BEDTIME. 1 TAKEN PER DAY!

AMBIEN 10mg = TAKE 1 TABLET AT BEDTIME. 1 TAKEN PER DAY!

DIAZEPAM 2mg = 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY AS NEEDED!

AVONEX 30 mcg/0.5 ml PRE-FILLED SYRINGE = SELF INJECT ONCE A WEEK. THIS SHOT IS TAKEN EVERY SATURDAY AT BEDTIME.

TRIHEXYPHEN 2mg = TAKE 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY. 3 TAKEN PER DAY!

MIRAPEX 1mg = TAKE 1 TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY. 3 TAKEN PER DAY! Newest medication, added on 04-06-05.

VITAMIN B-12 = 1 SHOT GIVEN PER MONTH AT DR.'s OFFICE. STARTED 05-20-05. GOING TO BE GIVEN ONCE A MONTH.

Total = 16 prescriptions, 29 pills taken on a daily basis.

MAY 23, 2005 WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. WITHDRAWLS FROM NO OXYCONTIN. TENNCARE HELD UP PRESCRIPTION. WANTED PRIOR AUTHORIZATION. WAS GIVEN A SHOT OF DILAUDID 4MG. AND 2 PILLS OF PHENEGRAN 25MG UPON LEAVING. TENNCARE (state medicaid program) FINALLY APPROVED OXYCONTIN PRESCRIPTION MORNING OF 05-24-2005. The PAIN CLINIC, GOT IT PRE-AUTHORIZED FOR 1 YEAR.

Here in Tennessee people who need pain management have to go to a seperate facility (PAIN CENTER) to get the majority of our pain medications. It's due to us being a part of the bible belt. As you see from medication list above, I don't hardly eat food, just medication. lol My doctor's and I are searching for a doctor to surgically install a BACLOFEN pump in my back so I can get 90% of my medications eliminated. But no doctor in the state of Tennessee will do that for me, because of the States Medicaid Program. Oh well so is life. ;} Just take the punches and roll on.
Be well and safe
smanahl