daveayotte wrote:Hello everyone,
My wife, now 31, was diagnosed with RRMS formally this past March, but had been having episodes since the prior August. She could not be properly diagnosed then because the onset was while she was pregnant. It started with optic neuritis, then she had some complications while pregnant that may or may not have been related (rare form of preeclampsia.) Soon after our healthy baby boy was born, she had another attack that presented itself as a stroke, leaving her extremely weak on her right side and some hindered cognition. Upon having the MRI they were able to identify 6 fairly sizable lesions, subsequently put her on Tysabri to settle down the hard onset.
She's getting stronger physically everyday, but still tires easy - and with all there is to do with a newborn on top of her new diagnosis she's been pretty depressed. She hasn't been at work since January because she had a desk job, and now can't type or use a mouse and has an extremely difficult time finding the pointer on the screen. We've just about run down our savings between the medical bills, ridiculous cost of her medication and new family expenses - and I think it will be beneficial financially, but moreover her mind-frame to get out of the house with a small part time job that she can do. I don't know what type of suggestions to give her though. She can walk unassisted, but cannot remain on her feet for too long. She can't have a job that utilizes a computer too much, and she is too weak at this time for anything physical.
I was hoping that in posting here we would be able to get some suggestions on that, and also how to help her out of this funk. She's on anti-depressants and sees a therapist once every 7-10 days, but still battles frequent bouts of it. I'm trying my best to get a better job myself, but right now we're not going to stay afloat as a one-income family. I made the promise to her 2 years ago that I'd be with her in sickness and health, and I don't think she fears that. It's more about finances and wanting to feel "normal" and be more active with our now [almost] 6 month old.
Anything would be great,
thank you for taking the time to read.
kitminden wrote:Since the Lyme tests are inaccurate, there's no point in retesting. Lyme does cause MS. The treatment for Lyme can be the opposite of what's needed for MS, though. If you suspect Lyme, based on symptoms, then it might be best to do a course of the antibiotics for it.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users