Neuro sent me for the Neuropsych exam to see how the heavy lesion load was affecting me cognitively. Plus I'm filing for SSD. The psych doctor said I was normal and intelligent but I'm depressed and have anxiety. Well, duh! Who wouldn't? I don't feel that I'm depressed, just frustrated that there aren't better meds.
Neuropsych testing doesn't deal with someone's emotions like other psych exams. It's sort of like an 8-hour evoked potentials test but without the electric shocks. You do a series of tests involving things like word recognition, pattern recognition, dumb little physical things like putting pegs in a board and so on. It's just amazing what this stuff reveals. Not about your emotions but about your brain's physical limitations.
The Provigil worked great in the morning but it wore off too soon after the second dose at noon. Now I'm taking Ritilin and that seems to get me thru most days. Still can't believe I'm taking such a drug!
Ask your doctor about Concerta. It's a time-release form of Ritalin. It's what I take for fatigue, and between it, a cigar or two per day (for the nicotine) and some coffee, I can get through a simple day.
Right now I'm on Betesaron since about February. All interFEARons make me lose too much weight. Come to find out they mess with your thyroid.
Huh! Imagine that!
Never heard of such a thing. I take Avonex, which is an interferon, and am about to start the Atkins Diet because I could really use to get rid of about 20 lbs.
I don't think the answers will come from any Dr. or research lab. I think they will come from one or more of us MS'ers. We are the ones with the huge investment with this.
I respectfully disagree. You don't have to have a disease to treat it or cure it. Did Salk have polio? Did whoever invented penicillin have a staph infection at the time? Did the people who came up with heart transplants and bypasses have artheriosclerosis?