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by DianeD
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new; just found out about this site...
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Hello again....I know Astelin, which is a nasal spray, is not a steroid. Advair is. I hate drugs, but the Astelin, in particular, has been very helpful. I hate to think where I'd be without it. It is also not considered habit forming. The Advair...I'm not sold on it, but my pulmonologist is. I may a...
by DianeD
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Inability to concentrate and focus
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Diane, I am RIGHT there with you when you say, Docs get on their highhorse sometime and so do people in general. Thing is that I often feel (this is terrible to admit) that I'd love to let the doc and others experience 'me' (how I feel) for awhile. Maybe that will wake them up to reality. In fact, ...
by DianeD
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: any suggestions re jumpy reflexes
Replies: 9
Views: 6719

I'm afraid I don't agree with you that MS can be reversed (the damage) at this time. I don't get the feeling that there is any magic bullet in the works; lots of experimental stuff, but so far no results. I think of Annette Funicello as an example of a person who had the means to explore various tre...
by DianeD
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: argh!
Replies: 0
Views: 4174

argh!

MAY I USE CAPS. IT'S SO MUCH EASIER FOR MY FINGERS! I'M THROUGH MENOPAUSE SO MUCH AS I CAN TELL. IT WAS A ROUGH RIDE AND THE FLASHES WERE AWFUL. NOW I THINK THE HOT OR COLD REACTION IS DUE TO MS I THINK. HEAT WIPES ME OUT, COLD MAKES ME COLD :o SOMEONE ON HERE SAID 'GETTING OLD AIN'T FOR SISSYS'.......
by DianeD
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new; just found out about this site...
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Sinus issues are complicatec

Welcome, Diane. We older folks have lots of experience to share; I look forward to your contributions to this website. I am intrigued by your mention of sinus problems, as MANY with MS have remarked about the same situation. Does your physician or ENT have any suggestions for reducing the sinus dra...
by DianeD
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Inability to concentrate and focus
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Aging

I respect your opinion, but 40ish (Dana's age) is not old. I felt so much better at 40 than 65. I do think MS has impacted me, but my family doc is always saying 'don't let MS be an excuse'. Irks me a bit as he doesn't have MS. Docs get on their highhorse sometime and so do people in general. Thing ...
by DianeD
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: any suggestions re jumpy reflexes
Replies: 9
Views: 6719

Diane -- I feel like I am following you around this evening; but, believe me, I am not a stalker. Here, your mention of "hypothyroid" is not a surprise; it has been found that people with one "autoimmune disease" frequently develop a second one, or even a third one. The American Autoimmune Related ...
by DianeD
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: MS in the Golden Years
Topic: any suggestions re jumpy reflexes
Replies: 9
Views: 6719

replies here are scarce it seems!

I just noticed there are a lot of posts which date to early 2004 and 2005. Got me to wondering if this is an active site. It's frustrating to not get any response. Anyway....my reflexes are very quick. My neuro says that is typical of MS. When he taps my knee he'd better be standing to the side! I h...
by DianeD
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Inability to concentrate and focus
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Inability to concentrate and focus

:? I've found a sometimes inexplicable problem with concentration. I drift off when I'm listening to someone (embarrasing). I irk my dh sometimes as he'll be telling me something and notice I'm not fully engaged in what he's saying. I also get distracted easily or find it hard to complete tasks. My...
by DianeD
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new; just found out about this site...
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

I'm new; just found out about this site...

:D HI, I'm new here. I am a senior ms'r. 65 yrs. old and dx'd at the age of 50. I have RRMS. I mostly suffer from fatigue, numbness of my left hand, which makes my typing difficult. I have had some recent problems with vision and will be going to have an MRI tomorrow. I've had many and in the last f...