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Postby lesley823 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:07 am

Hi I am a new patient dx...As of Feburary 3rd. I start my tx about a month ago...I am doing better with it than I thought I would the thought of giving my self a shot everyday was horrible to me. I have over came that fear and now I am just trying to live my life as normal as I can, which is easier said than done. I am tired all of the time, I have became more depressed. I am on Provigil for my tireness and celexa for my depression, but nothing seems to really help. Some days I feel better others it takes all I have to just go to work and by the time I am done doing that I am ready to go home and veg out. I have a 9 year old daughter who requires most of my time, I do everything I can to make her happy...and then I have a wonderful fiance, but it is hard for him to accept that I'm tired. So is this just the side effects of the medicine. I feel like I am losing it sometimes. And then at work I have a co-worker who drives me crazy...I am not a viloent person, but man o man. I just needed to have my fit...Thanks for listening everyone!!!
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Postby Bubba » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:24 am

Welcome Lesley. Sorry, things are going that way for you. I was dx on valentines day but I havent started my treatments yet. The nurse is supposed to be out tuesday for instructions on my first shot. The tiredness is horrible, but you have to take care of you. Rest. Didi you try the Adderal vs the providgil? That may work better for you. My tiredness bouts come in waves that last about an hour then go away. There is alot of good reading hear to help educate yourself.
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Postby daverestonvirginia » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:03 am

Welcome, this is a great site, hope it will be of help to you, I know it has helped me deal with things. Since you said you were giving youself a shot everyday I assume you are on copaxone. Tireness, is most likely not a result of the copaxone, but just a general symptom of MS. I have had to deal tireness at times, but the good news is it is possible for the tireness to go away. I am on copaxone, but I also do supplements (vitamin d and Omega 3) and the Best Bet Diet, so I can not say for sure what works for me, but I feel good. Do some reading on the site, you can find information about many different topics. I guess the thing I tell people is the good news is no one can say what your MS will be like (good or bad), but it could be good. Good luck, it can get better
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