After reading several of others' posts, I feel disheartened. I am on a ton of medication for multiple symptoms whereas others are taking next to nothing. However, that being said, what works for one does not work for others, or, the pain medication and others have stopped working for some. I was diagnosed in late 2009 and my regimen is as follows:
Dilauded 8 mg @ 4 times/day - obviously for pain
Primidone 50 mg @ 4 times/day - for tremors in my hands
Baclofen 20 mg @ 4 times/day - muscle spasms
Aubagio 14 mg daily - DMD
Lexapro 20 mg @ 2 times/day - depression
Ativan 1 mg @ 4 times/day - anxiety
Dilantin 200 mg @ 2 times/day - trigeminal neuralgia and peripheral neuropathy
Focalin XR @ 2 times/day - stay awake during the day
Zofran prn - neurological nausea
Amitiza 8 mg - opioid induced constipation
Oxybutnin @ 2 times/day - bladder spasms and incontinence
My 15 year old says I am a walking pharmacy and I know she is right but there is not much I can do about it. Without any one of those things I would lose some particular function. Whether it be my ability to walk, hold a pencil without flinging it across the room accidentally, stay relatively sane, move my bowels, or hold my lunch, each one has a particular necessary function.
Proud Mommy to 2 special needs daughters. Diagnosed with M.S. in 2009 after many years of being told all of my problems were all in my head by approx. 17 different specialists.