MissMiji wrote:Does anyone else have any problems with healing from things like this when they have MS? I know she's worried about it, so I thought I'd ask so maybe I can give her a little bit of comfort!
I was on Avonex for 10 years. I noticed that I had slow wound healing. For example, one time I fell and banged my shin on a parking lot curb and it took months to heal. Since I was progressing anyway and I felt that Avonex was causing me some long term problems, I stopped taking it about 2 years ago. I find that cuts heal better now. Your Mom may benefit from going to a wound healing clinic. Of course, Jimmylegs might say that impaired wound healing is a sign of zinc deficiency. Your Mom could get her serum zinc levels tested. Around 18 µmol/L is thought to be optimal. You might also want to consider getting her vitamin D level tested as well as some others while she's at it.