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by kinch52
Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have trouble sleeping?
Replies: 8
Views: 4311

I tried Neurontin, it helped, but I hated the side effects. I was like a zombie & got really depressed. I don't know if it was because I already take Dilantin for epilepsy and the two don't mix or what. I have a follow up the end of the month, maybe something else is available. Thanks for getting ba...
by kinch52
Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Mental & Spiritual Health
Topic: Counseling
Replies: 1
Views: 6412

Hi Suzie- I wanted to let you know that finding someone I could talk to was the most positive thing I did in 2003 (maybe the only positive thing!). I found mine through the Employee Assistance Program where I used to work. My brother had just died & I had some work problems. I saw him a few times & ...
by kinch52
Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have trouble sleeping?
Replies: 8
Views: 4311

Does anyone have trouble sleeping?

:?: I have a alot of trouble with chronic pain & it wakes me up every night! I am a side sleeper & just can't learn to sleep on my back. So, I try to go to sleep on my back but wake up a couple of hours later on my side totally numb, in pain & can't move my hands. I have to sit up for a while & let ...
by kinch52
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which ONE Symptom Would You Love To Do Away With?
Replies: 22
Views: 7261

For me....it's the chronic pain in my hands & legs. Keeps me awake at night & just makes the fatigue all the worse. I'm starting to get cranky about it! :evil:
by kinch52
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Mental & Spiritual Health
Topic: MS and Your Pets
Replies: 18
Views: 14367

Absolutely!!! I have 3 dogs & since I live alone both my Neuro & GP were concerned about having them in the house due to balance, mobility, etc. I told them both not to even bother bringing the subject up again! There have been days this last year that I'm not sure I would have gotten out of bed if ...
by kinch52
Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:58 am
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: Any Other Copaxone Users Around?
Replies: 45
Views: 19631

Hi Bonnie-

I've tried tons over the counter stuff, but the one that works for me is the Band-Aid brand Anti-Itch gel. Aaah-it's cool & refreshing! Sounds like a drink, doesn't it?! LOL

Hope you find some relief, itching drives me crazy too!
by kinch52
Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: Any Other Copaxone Users Around?
Replies: 45
Views: 19631

Hi Bonnie- I'm on Copaxone also. I started with Beta & the side effects were awful! I also developed an allergic reaction to it, hives, breathing problems, etc. I had an MRI a few weeks ago & it looked pretty good. Some new small lesions but nothing active, so I would guess it's working! I'm with ya...
by kinch52
Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, Could We All Introduce Ourselves on this thread?
Replies: 316
Views: 65244

Would like to introduce myself....

Hi Everyone, My name is Michelle, I'm 51 & diagnosed last March with RRMS. I had minor symptoms for years but always put it down to stress. I woke up one morning with double vision, Bell's Palsey, vertigo, etc and went to ER with what I thought was a stroke. My Neuro suspected MS from the beginning ...