MS lassitude what do you do?

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MS lassitude what do you do?

Postby msmything » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:25 am

OK, I know we've all been there.

I'm really stuggling with a can't do attitude.

I've a relatively small project to do for work, that could very possibly net me a good cash return, and since there is no deadline, even in my head, i can't get it done.

Absolutely can't.

Fire under the butt, cattle prod?

What do you folks do???
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Postby msmything » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:36 am

yes i'm repling to my own post.

One of the things I forgot to mention is that I can manage to do 'tasks' with not too much of an issue, however, things that are kinda optional i struggle with.
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Postby patientx » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:00 am

I wish I had a good answer, because I have sorta the same problem. I have a pretty tough time doing tasks at work that I perceive as boring or mundane... Of course, I've always had this problem, so I can't say for sure if it's the MS, but it does seem to be a little worse.

Maybe lots of coffee? Sometimes that helps get me going.
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Postby LadyDoe » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:50 am

My answer probably wont be helpful, but I CANT seem to function when ive been delegated a task. If i am left at my free will - i can do ANYTHING!

However, lassitude is horrible. but thanks to the occupational therapist at the MS society, i rest quite frequently (2-3 naps a day) and i havent hit lassitude in months!! i find if i dont rest, lassitude is not far behind.

But i understand how you feel :( it's horrible.

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Postby msmything » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:54 am

Coffee is indeed a very good friend...but it seems for the past couple of years all that it does is keep me from 'having' to have a nap. I'm still minimally functional.
And, Lady Doe, it seems that, on retrospect, I used to only be able to do the most 'choice' of options on my plate.
Now, it's the opposite, I'm completely task oriented, as if i would be an ideal factory line worker.
I can't seem to get my mind in gear. I basically have this project finished, but have re-worked it, and re-researched it, and re-worded it to death, and don't have a finished product.
I roll over and over in my mind, (I hate to get too analytical), is it some kind of fear of failure junk? Because if I can't make this work I don't know how I'll support myself, I'm out of options, mostly on the health insurance front...

I've tried provigil, no help at all. I took a nap on it after I stopped feeling awful.

Perhaps adderal or ritalin? Anyone have experience there?
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Postby ms_turophile » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:08 pm

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Postby ellen » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:30 pm

When I'm tired, achy, cranky, etc., if I do a little yoga I do find myself refreshed and feeling some better. Sometimes it is just hard to force myself to exercise. But it does make me feel better.

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Postby msmything » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:01 pm

Oh my, ms turo_phile (what is a turo, and why do you like them?)

The house is kinda falling down around my ears at the moment, but I'm OK with that to an extent.
I've a number of days off in a row coming up during which I will accomplish, little by little, organizational comfort.

This is work related, and I have no deadline, and am having such a time enforcing one on myself.

Exercise and me are good friends. I do feel better afterwards, with some clarity of thought increase, but motivation I'm just lacking elsewhere.

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Postby shye » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:46 am

msmything-
have had this problem for years--never able to get help from professionals--not sure if is the ms or not (but then again, what is MS?), but does seem to be a brain disorder of some sort.
I find Niacin and vitamin B6 and Zinc in large doses seems to help the most from anything I've tried, but need it consistently. (and need to take them along with a good diet). The first studies done on using these nutirients were done on prisoners of war, who could not function-- body or mind-- despite getting nutrition corrected--the high doses of Niacin and B6 got them moving, both body and motivationally.
The mega doses seemed to overcome the damage, if taken daily.
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