My journey began with an an appointment with an internal medicine Doctor. My initial sign that something was wrong was a sensation of my right three toes and right three fingers
that felt like they were asleep.
I was thinking that it was related to my back and perhaps a pinched nerve. He ordered an MRI and arthritis was found in my back, neck and knees. Also plaque was found in the brain.
Looking back I have had signs that things were going awry. Several years ago I had difficulty swallowing food and had that checked out.
Being tired after a hard day at work is normal but when i feel so tired after 11 hours sleep I begin to wonder what is happening. Feeling off balance and if I am walking on a bed mattress is hard to figure out why this is all happening. My left leg goes into spasm every night as I try to sleep. That beats the intense charley horse that doesn't go away.
I had a hernia that developed from constitpation from all the drugs that I have been taking.
Double vision occurred out of the blue on a Saturday morning when I was about to travel on the freeway was scary. Hallucinations arise from time to time out of the blue. Issues with the need to urinate at a moments notice along with bowels that seem to function differently adds to my mental confusion.
I have been injecting Avonex for almost six months now. That makes me very emotional and sick for a day usually. My loss of appetite is showing up in my clothing size now.
I go into uncontrollable itching on my upper body. The last few days I have developed Raymauds Phenomenon.
It is getting harder to do my job and the depression and fatigue makes me wonder why I continue...
I am sick1.