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by wombat
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burning painful spot keeps coming back
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Burning painful spot keeps coming back

Thank you for your reply. I will.
by wombat
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burning painful spot keeps coming back
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Burning painful spot keeps coming back

I keep getting this burning painful spot on the top of my head. It will go away a day or 2 then come back. I usually get them in random spots about once a month but this is the first time I've had a pain spot come back in the same spot more than once. And this one has been back several times. Scares...
by wombat
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not sure what med to choose, after lipoatrophy
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Not sure what med to choose, after lipoatrophy

I was on Copaxone for 1 year until I just noticed the dents (lipoatrophy) and took myself off of it. My MS is pretty mild and after reading ALL of the possible side effects of the other drugs I'm just not sure any of them are worth it. I know everyone (drug companies) preach the drugs slow the progr...
by wombat
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: Copaxone Sting Reduction Technique: A Personal Breakthough
Replies: 21
Views: 21033

Re: Copaxone Sting Reduction Technique: A Personal Breakthou

OK I am so glad for this post. My husband gave me a shot in the right leg and it hurt so bad I made him take it out early. It was unbearable. I used ice before and that was a mistake. So 24 hours ago I bought a massager and massaged the left leg for 15 min. Today I used a heating pad on my leg for p...
by wombat
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Copaxone
Topic: First injection (manually) ever all by myself. Yeah i did i!
Replies: 1
Views: 3037

First injection (manually) ever all by myself. Yeah i did i!

The nurse came over yesterday afternoon and i injected manually in my arm with the left hand (I'm right handed). Yeah i did it! I was very very very nervous but glad that first one is over with. It's definitely overwhelming because how do you know exactly where to put it and what the heck you are do...
by wombat
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo

No problem. I had to fast for this blood work. The Clinical Pathology Lab in Austin, TX processed it. My results are under the "In Range" part. It says: Test Name, In Range, Reference Range VITAMIN B 12, 543, 250-1100 PG/ML FOLIC ACID, >24.0, >5.0 NG/ML They also ran Hemoglobin A1c, Bun/creatinine R...
by wombat
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo

Thanks for responding everyone. I am 41 and a female. They did a bunch of blood work and my B-12 came back normal. I do plan to get back to exercising and eating a lot better. I'm just very sad about it but after the holidays are over hopefully it will have time to sink in and I will get myself toge...
by wombat
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Tingling face-diagnosed with MS 5 days ago-booooooooo

I was diagnosed a few days ago. Boo. I started getting these "hot spots" like burning areas in random places that would come and go a few years ago. This year they were more frequent. They would last anywhere from 5 hours to a couple of days. I also had a little tingling in both hands that would com...
by wombat
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache

Not yet but I will look into it. Thanks for the info. I did go to the ER for the blood patch Friday and that was a little worse than the LP for sure. My lower back was in a lot of pain and still is. At least my head is feeling better so I'll say it's an improvement. I have just a tiny headache that ...
by wombat
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache

Update: It's now been 7 full days and i still can not be upright for longer than 18 min without getting a bad headache. Ugh. I want to say it's slightly better because I can now tolerate a pillow or 2 but it's not healing as quickly as it should be. The Dr. said I have to go to the ER for the blood ...
by wombat
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache

Laying down is ok. Sitting up or standing is bad. Seems the caffeine isn't working as well anymore while standing. I'm going to keep laying flat and hope for the best for tomorrow. Not sure when I'm going to throw in the towel for the blood patch. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for replying.
by wombat
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post lumbar puncture spinal headache
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Post lumbar puncture spinal headache

:cry: Today is Saturday and I had a LP Wednesday and this is awfull!!! The procedure went pretty well but this after stuff is horrible. I made sure to drink a ton of water the days before so the csf would come out fast, which worked. They ended up taking out a little more (14 instead of the 12) and ...