I have finally made it to level 2.0 on the INR front. I am to continue taking 10mg warfarin.
I have rather forgotten to update you on the pain in my shoulders which is still quite persistent especially if I play the piano. I guess the pain is only about 1.5 or so intermittently but it’s still there. I also very occasionally have pain around the head but this is short and sharp.
My MS symptoms have been relatively stable. I have suffered a few night spasms but these have been mild, needed no medication and have occurred after consumption of alcohol which is often how they have appeared in the past. My bladder has been generally the same as previously reported as is the right leg motor function and bowel and left leg sensory deficit. Something which I haven’t previously noted is that I think that the spasticity which wracked the right hand side of my body at the lightest touch when lying down is much improved; the torso and right arm no longer seem to go rigid or at least not nearly as rigid as before. I seem to be able to control the rigidity or spasticity in my right leg as well. Additionally a tremor that would shoot through my left shoulder is much milder. The weather recently has been very humid and I dare say that this is still affecting my symptoms although I don’t really notice the humidity so much. I have been walking much more quickly almost at a normal pace whenever out. I expect that this doesn’t help in my quest to walk a greater length than my previous MS record of 1.1km but it certainly makes me feel less disabled.
A couple of weeks ago I visited my NHS neurologist who remarked that the last 4 relapses haven't left much of a permanent mark. I think he was a bit surprised about that.