PhireX wrote:Who knows,
Glad your doing better though. How long you been taking it for now?
Thanks, PhireX! I've only been on LDN since February 10th, and on the 3mg dose at that.
I don't know what
to think. I went into this LDN thing totally
ready to be very, very
patient, and not expect anything to change anytime in the near future.
But since starting LDN, I started noticing improvement in different areas, and the improvement in general really seems to have accelerated lately, to the point that I just can't write it off to placebo+luck anymore.
Come to think of it, my son's best friend noticed it this afternoon too, especially
the way I kept offering to get up to get things for them
, two perfectly able-bodied 32-year olds. For a long time it's been the other way around.
First I noticed I was sleeping for longer stretches, and waking up feeling actually rested and even slightly energetic. That part could possibly be related to my menopause hormones finally having settled down, but that wouldn't explain why I can walk
so much better, and why I found myself almost bounding up my dauntingly steep front steps tonight!
There are only three steps, but they're unusually steep, and until tonight, I always had to hold onto the railing really
carefully with both hands, using my forearms too, if you know what I mean, to kind of help pull me along.
And since my left side is weaker and semi-numb, I've always had to step up to the next step with the right foot, then I'd barely be able to bring the left foot up to meet it, then up with the right foot again, and then drag the left up to meet it, etc. I guess from my neighbors' viewpoints, I'm at my pathetic worst when I'm struggling up those steps.
But tonight I just automatically walked right up the steps, 1-2-3, just like I would have before
MS. Even now, when I get up from this chair to walk across the house to move laundry along, it's unusually
easy, no real effort at all. I'd forgotten how that feels. Wow!
I wonder whether this'll last awhile, or whether it'll go away all of a sudden. Guess time will tell.
But even if this does
go away, it's OK because right now I'm having a great
night; a totally unexpected return to "normal", for however long.
Like I said, I assumed that LDN would help me, eventually
. But I sure wasn't looking for anything to happen yet
, figuring that it'd take ages
to correct my immune system in any tangible way.
I'm ordinarily very
cynical about miracle cures and whatnot, and I sure want to be objective
about this, but I hadn't even dreamed of feeling "normal" again, even briefly....