... Yes, I know there can be a long waiting list for a service dog. I have been going to the weekly trainings as the program is within driving distance. So far I've just been an observer since I hadn't officially applied. ... (8 replies)
... my own, trained him, and used him for 9 years until he retired. A year before he retired, I got his replacement. After he retired, he spent his last 2.5 years as a welcome mat and still enjoyed "working" around the house. It is a good bond and I hope for the best for you. ... (8 replies)
... I am on disability. I was one of the lucky ones as it was approved first time. The day I went to see the SS doctor I had just had an attack. ... (8 replies)
... A Service Dog has served me well, and as they are considered a medical device, their expenses, walking harness, food is all tax deductible. ... (8 replies)
... In the meantime, I'm just going to try to be as educated as I can so I can advocate for myself if necessary. I am doubtful that I have MS, it's just a possibility. ... (8 replies)
... You are dealing with known MS mimicries, but you may also have MS as a partner with the other maladies. An MS Specialist should be the one who renders the MS diagnosis and not one who waits for a diagnosis. ... (8 replies)
... I'm fairly new here as I've been lurking and reading. Very informative site! I figured I'd post as the forum software keeps telling me I've not posted. ... (8 replies)
... So long as your doctor maintains your lithium and klonopin levels, you should be able to eliminate these as a factor. If your mother and sister are low in Vitamin D, simply taking D3 for a month will likely be insufficient. I will be taking D3 the rest of my life. ... (9 replies)
... on the lithium. We keep up on that. I am bipolar, obviously. I also take meds for anxiety and have klonopin if things get completely out of hand. I am in therapy as well. ... (9 replies)
... Low Vitamin D can continue for a lifetime. I take 1000 iu's of D3 daily as a supplement to maintain my D levels. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks for your reply! I had labs done a few months a go before I started taking lithium and everything was fine BUT I had low vitamin D. So my Dr had me take that for a month I think. Oh I have already checked with my Dr on every medicine I take. None of them cause this. My reg Dr wants to wait to see how this turns out with my hands before doing anything else. She mentioned... (9 replies)
... You could have MS or nothing. There are over 400 MS mimicries. As to your mother's initial presentation with fever blisters, that is not common at all and may have been purely coincidental. ... (9 replies)
... needles doing the usual activities that people CTS have issues with. The Dr there gave me cortisone shots I think as part of a diagnostic tool to confirm the CTS. ... (9 replies)
... As for pushing yourself, it is not bad to push yourself so long as you avoid crossing your red line. ... (2 replies)
... m and was told I could no longer hold my son while I was standing up or walking for fear of falling. My doc ordered physical therapy, steroids, muscle relaxers, as well took up deep water exercise classes at my local YMCA. This way I was still keeping my muscles conditioned all the while focusing on prevention of injuries. ... (2 replies)
... Good morning!
I suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) as part of MS. I must say it is the most painful condition that I have experienced. Worse than labor pain even, and frightening because you don't know how long it is going to last.
Well, I have finally found a solution to the problem! I recently started seeing a pain management specialist to discuss alternative... (1 replies)
... Lastly, for my sciatic left leg and hip area, I get immediate pain relief from my heating pad. As our MS progresses, many MSers will find that a slight rise in temperature can block neurotransmitters. ... (5 replies)
... Hello MSJayhawk, and thank you for the warm welcome!!
I see that you are med free! Wow, that is truly amazing. At one point in my MS journey I was on 21 different medications, and I had no idea which end was up. I decided to go cold turkey off all of the meds, and after a few bad days I emerged as myself again -- what a huge relief.
I see that you are eternally blessed... (5 replies)
... I hope your journey here forward will be smooth, or at the very least, as smooth as possible. Welcome to the MSer family. You are among friends. ... (5 replies)
... time as an actress, although my background is in software engineering and project management. Two very different fields! ... (5 replies)