About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 49
  • Relationship Married

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1989 - Bell's Palsy left side. (2nd year at university). Treated with 2-weeks of prednisone pills. Recovered to 98 or 99%. No tests. No suspicion of MS. ********************************************************************************************************************************************* 1998(Nov.) - Probable MS. Skin sensitivity right side of lower body. LP inconclusive. MRI - 3 spots, but doctors unwilling to give definite diagnosis. ********************************************************************************************************************************** 2000(Aug.) - Definite MS. More skin sensitivity, different location. (5 months after birth of first child.) No steroid treatment. Recovered 99 or 100%. *********************************************************************************************************************************** 2000(Oct.) - Start Copaxone 20mg and Citalopram 10mg. *********************************************************************************************************************************** Throughout the years experienced many minor flare-ups including foot vibrations, skin sensitivity (legs, trunk, face) and occasional mental fogginess, distractedness or issues with short-term memory. Always returning to normal. ************************************************************************************************************************************ 2013(July) - Almost identical symptoms to 1998 Nov. except on left side now, instead of right side. ************************************************************************************************************************************* 2013(Sept.) - MRI First time to show active lesions on contrast. (4 of them). Treat with IV Prednisolone 500mg per day for 5 days. ************************************************************************************************************************************* 2013(Oct.) - Scheduled to switch from Copaxone to Rebif. ************************************************************************************************************************************* 2013(Nov) - Start Rebif in form of RebiSmart, With move to US, switch to Rebidose. ************************************************************************************************************************************* 2014(Sept) - MRI First one since starting Rebif ************************************************************************************************************************************* 2015(Nov) - MRI Second one since starting Rebif. Concerned about muscle cramping/pain, left neck, left buttocks, sole of left foot. ************************************************************************************************************

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms1989
First Diagnosed 2000
Symptoms Bowel Dysfunction, Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction, Spasticity, Skin Sensations, Mild Depression
Treatments Copaxone, Rebif, Vitamin D, Citalopram

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Living Well with MS Employment and education, Emotional support, Healthy living, Insurance and money matters, Parenting
Getting Involved Walk MS, Bike MS
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsI love reading, talking with others, speaking foreign languages, spending quality time with my family and going for long nature walks or searching for shells on the beach.

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