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by shinyredsparkles
Wed May 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Constipation

I tried senna after a pregnant friend recommended it to me and even that didn't work! Honestly feels like I'm broken - tired of looking pregnant! Very excited to try magnesium - will pick up some low dose tablets tomorrow and give it a whirl.... Washed down with some cranberry juice! What a way to s...
by shinyredsparkles
Wed May 02, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Constipation

You guys are awesome - thanks for all the tips! Is it wrong that all this poop talk makes me giggle? I'll grow up one day I swear. To your questions - Ive tried prune juice, dried apricots, psyllium husk to no avail. Im not on any other medications, I try and only use laxatives when I'm absolutely D...
by shinyredsparkles
Wed May 02, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Constipation

Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS just under 10 years ago. I'm currently taking gilenya daily which has been great for me - but for about a year now I've been suffering terrible constipation... I'm only going 1-2 times a week :/ I've tried the usual fibre supplements, I drink ...
by shinyredsparkles
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does this sound like ON to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Does this sound like ON to you?

Hey FLNatalie! I've had optic neuritis in my right eye three times now... for me, it made everything dark. Colours especially - I could look at a bright red object and see the colour fine with my "good" eye, and then with my affected eye it would look more browny/red. I also had a lot of pain when I...
by shinyredsparkles
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Aubagio (teriflunomide)
Topic: Aubagio
Replies: 51
Views: 42678

Re: Aubagio

Hey all! I've been on Aubagio for just under a year and a half now. For the first 3-4 weeks, I felt reeeeeally queasy/nauseous when taking the tablets. I started taking them just before bed so that I would sleep through the worst of it... after a month, it was fine. I posted in another thread about ...
by shinyredsparkles
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Aubagio (teriflunomide)
Topic: Aubagio and Hair Loss side effect
Replies: 43
Views: 28663

Re: Aubagio and Hair Loss side effect

Heya! I started taking Aubagio in December 2012. My hair thinned out really badly at first... it came good for a while and then around the 6 month mark it started shedding again. In the last 3 months though, it's FINALLY back to normal. I cut my hair off to shoulder length, dyed it a bit darker so i...
by shinyredsparkles
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you undergo steroid treatment if you were unsure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Only if it's not too much trouble! If it is no stress I'll just keep googling... Gives me something to do at work lol :)
by shinyredsparkles
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you undergo steroid treatment if you were unsure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Nope never got to see my results :( I'll ask again when I go back next month - my neuro left for a while (maternity leave!) but she's back for my next appt so fingers crossed I can get a copy. I feel odd asking her for some stupid reason. Ive been having regular acupuncture sessions (yeah I'm a bit ...
by shinyredsparkles
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you undergo steroid treatment if you were unsure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Hey jimmylegs! I was kind of hoping you'd reply, you gave me such great advice last time :) Thank you also Lyon for taking the time to reply. I guess I'd just rather not introduce drugs into my system unless it's really necessary (I don't even like taking panadol unless it's absolutely necessary!). ...
by shinyredsparkles
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you undergo steroid treatment if you were unsure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Would you undergo steroid treatment if you were unsure?

Hi all! I posted here a long time ago and then promptly ran away and buried my head in the sand when it came to talk of MS :) I had optic neuritis 2 years ago now. I have several brain lesions (spine is clear), however until recently my neuro has been confident that I don't yet have MS. I've been ha...
by shinyredsparkles
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Symptoms of MS - Help appreciated :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

did you really?! im known as a bit of a running joke at work because im forever bumping into things... when i walk, i always cut corners (thinking im further away from things than i am) and thus have permanent bruises on my hips from clipping things because i cant judge distance. lol. i always just ...
by shinyredsparkles
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Symptoms of MS - Help appreciated :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

luckily it wasn't for business, just packed up with a friend and went away for a month on a whim, it was magnificent!!! Well I'm now completely FASCINATED about the zinc & night vision links. As i said, it's something i've had an issue with for years (to the point where i find it difficult to drive ...
by shinyredsparkles
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 21
Views: 4713

2 words for you... psyllium husk. psyllium husk, psyllium husk, psyllium husk!!! it is magic stuff, and completely natural. not sure about which country you're from, but here in oz you can buy bags of it at the supermarket. you can either sprinkle it on cereal, or mix it with water and drink it - wh...
by shinyredsparkles
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Symptoms of MS - Help appreciated :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

sorry i didnt mean to disappear, had an unexpected trip overseas :) jimmylegs, my night vision is shocking. ive always had a problem (especially with depth perception) in low light, it was obviously compounded by the optic neuritis but ive always struggled in the dark. why do you ask? after much dil...
by shinyredsparkles
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Symptoms of MS - Help appreciated :)
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

I agree L - the odds are definitely in my favour :) i think my neuro-opthalmologist is trying to do the right thing by not talking too much about the MS side of things, but i would prefer to know a bit more than i do currently. It does frighten me that I have a condition that could potentially lead ...