I still haven't the foggiest if this is real or placebo effect. However, I have a small update that I'm trying not to get too excited about. Although I have RRMS, everything about my progression has been a bit odd. Allow me to explain:
My first symptom was ON. It was (and is) not typical. My eyesight would only get bad when I exerted myself or got heated (it doesn't take much heat). This was perceived by me as good at the start. I had my 20/20 eyesight most of the time and I could always just chill out and relax for a while and I would 'go back to normal'. 5 years later my vision is worse and it has never decreased in intensity or severity, it has only increased. I can still get back to normal in one eye, but not the other and definitely not for very long anymore.
This has also been the same for my bladder and bowel issues. They have progressed really slowly, but I have never had a remitting time. By that I mean that once I get a symptom, it stays for good. I guess I should be thankful that I am not progressing rapidly, but for me anyways, all symptoms become permanent in terms of their level of disability. Now I'll get to the point.
Since the onset, I have had severely interrupted sleep. I literally have not slept longer than 2 hours at a time for 5 years. My usual night consists of getting up to go the bathroom at least 4 times a night and sometimes it's so often I feel that I didn't get 30 consecutive minutes. My bladder symptom is that I only void a very small amount many times per day (and night) and my bladder is never empty. I have sort of gotten used to the limited sleep. However, last night I slept all night. The reason it is so significant to me anyway is simply that I have not done that for five years. I'm not talking a maybe I forgot one night scenario, I mean it is the ONLY time I have slept all night in that long. It would be as earth shattering for me as if I actually peed for longer than 3 or 4 seconds.
It has been two weeks since my second injection. I'm trying to not get too excited about this, but I can't hardly help it. It may be nothing and I will probably just chalk this one up as that wiley old bastard MS screwing with me, but man do I feel rested for the first time in a long time. I'm showing my sensitive side again, but I cried in bed when I woke up and realized it was starting to get light out. I was very confused at first actually but it was fleeting once I saw the clock.
In the words of a good friend; I'm so happy I could just shit.
Stay tuned. Tomorrow I'll either say "just kidding", or "it happenned again!....yipee skipeee!