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by GeoGuy
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: Numbness
Replies: 13
Views: 5052

Sorry, I can't resist- I had the numbness in the butt cheeks Does that make you a numbass? Seriously though, I have perminant numbness in my left hand and forearm and get the pins and needles sensation as a heat induce flare. Jack PS - it makes typing a challange and has apparently affected my abili...
by GeoGuy
Fri May 01, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: Controlling flu-like symptoms-beginning Rebif this week
Replies: 14
Views: 6517

Dad23, Congrats on deciding to take one of the CRABS. I know the idea of having to inject yourself is daunting (I hate it when I have to resort to the dictionary). I've been there, and punched a couple of holes in the wall over it, so don't be afraid of feeling unsure about it. I took Advil before i...
by GeoGuy
Fri May 01, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: Wierd reaction???
Replies: 15
Views: 6444

Bubba, Don't feel bad dude. Sooner or later you'll be comfortable injecting without the Rebiject. It took me about six months. Cat is right though. It is much easier to do a straight injection. As for your lump, I had one of those while using the autoinjector. I think I was pinching up the area to h...
by GeoGuy
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Three years- what I have learned
Replies: 31
Views: 6396

Ally! I'm so happy to see post from you. What have I learned since my dx? Appreciated the moments you enjoy, they can be fleeting. Dizziness and numbness do not effect my ability to laugh (thank you Hawkeye Pierce). It helps to have a cute doctor! MRI's are a great opportunity to sleep during the wo...
by GeoGuy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: Goodbye Rebif - Hello Tysabri
Replies: 4
Views: 3375

Catfreak,

I know a couple of people that have gone over to Tysabri with good results. Hope it works for you. Let us know how it goes.

Jack
by GeoGuy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: Not taking all my doses
Replies: 12
Views: 4411

EyeDoc, I've been of Rbif a litttle over two years. I can only relate what I do, which is based on conversations with my Rebif nurse, and with people in my local MS support group. The bottom line is, it's ok to inject anywhere on your body, so long as you have a sufficent layer of fat to stick the n...
by GeoGuy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: all things vitamin D
Replies: 1055
Views: 114993

Jimmy,

When last checked my d3 level was 38 ng/ml, with 32 being the low end. I have not had my zinc level tested.

Jack
by GeoGuy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Natural Approach
Topic: all things vitamin D
Replies: 1055
Views: 114993

D3 question

Hi gang,

After 6 months of ramping up my D3 intake my blood serum level has finally reached an acceptable level. I'm taking 4000 IU a day. My question is, How much calcium and magnesium should I be taking with that amount of D3?

Thanks for your input!

Jack
by GeoGuy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Rebif
Topic: New formulation of Rebif
Replies: 40
Views: 16961

Lisbeth, When I first started Rebif two years ago my nurse told me it was ok to take an entire week of shots out of the fridge and leave them out. So apparently, short term lack of refigeration doesn't bother it. If your trips to Africa last a week or less the lack of refigeration might not be an is...
by GeoGuy
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something positive
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

MrsGeorge,

That's great. Thanks for sharing and here's wishing you many more energetic evenings.

Jack
by GeoGuy
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: I really can't think of a title for this post.
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Thanks to each of you for your expression of sympathy and concern. It truly makes me feel good to know you each are out there. I've had a lot of support and help from my family, co-workers, and friends, including you guys. I have been seeing a counseler and going to a suicide support group, both of ...
by GeoGuy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: I really can't think of a title for this post.
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

I really can't think of a title for this post.

I haven't been posting much lately because I have had non-MS related issues to deal with in life. All of you here have been so supportive and helpful since I was diagnosed, I feel like you guys are my on-line family, so I want to share what's been going on. A few days before Halloween, my longtime (...
by GeoGuy
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The List of Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Those are interesting questions Liquid. Just as MS effects each of us differently, so each story of diagnosis is unique. My own diagnosis came very quickly, less than a week after my first serious flare. Basically what happened was I woke up one morning with vertigo and double vision. A visit to my ...
by GeoGuy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a job!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Congrats MrsGeorge! That is wonderful news.

Jack
by GeoGuy
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRI of the Spine
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

TOL,

I'm having another MRI in a couple of weeks and this one will be head only. Last year my neuro ordered both head and spine because my spine had not been done before. No lesions there and no new symptoms typical of spinal lesions during this year, so we are doing head only.

Jack