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Hello, Pals!

Postby TriciaMilitia » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:45 pm

Hello-
First of all, this forum is a great resource to so many people. Thank you!

My name is Tricia, I'm 25 and recently diagnosed with RRMS.

Last Thanksgiving, the left side of my body went numb. Since then, I've gone through all the rigamaroll with the ER, was sent to a neuro, the subsequent MRI found one lesion, and a spinal tap confirmed it. I have a little bit of residual numbness, and have had a couple of spells of extra clumsiness, as well. Other than that, I'm totally bitchin'. 8)
I head back to my neuro on Monday to decide what I want to do about medication. From what I can tell, if I decide to go for DMDs- which I am- it's not really up to me- it's more what my body decides will work.

Other than that, I live in a little dumpy beach town in Southern California with my boyfriend/partner/errandboy and I have the most perfect dog ever placed upon our lovely green earth. His name is Nate. (The dog.) :mrgreen: :O3

Looking forward to lots of jabbering!

T
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Re: Hello, Pals!

Postby MarkLavelle » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:23 pm

TriciaMilitia wrote:...Other than that, I'm totally bitchin'. 8)
I head back to my neuro on Monday to decide what I want to do about medication. From what I can tell, if I decide to go for DMDs- which I am- it's not really up to me- it's more what my body decides will work.
Tricia,

As far as I'm concerned, totally bitchin' women are always welcome! :wink:

It does seem like most people go through at least a couple of different DMDs either before finding something they can tolerate or because they develop reactions over time, but it's worth looking into the differences. You might as well start with whichever one you think you'll be most comfortable with.

Because I've already had chemo & radiation, my neuro said Copaxone was the only safe one (because it doesn't suppress the immune system). Fortunately, my only side effect so far is the daily sting.

RRMS dx 3/3/11; Copaxone since 12/1/11
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Re: Hello, Pals!

Postby euphoniaa » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:51 am

TriciaMilitia wrote:Other than that, I'm totally bitchin'. 8)

Well, hello, Tricia and welcome! Everyone bitches around here, so you've come to the right place. :-D Make yourself at home and jabber away!
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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