About Me

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  • Age 57
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Since 2007 have had symptoms that cause could not be identified for, late September 2012 after legs getting stiffer and stiffer and weaker and weaker until ended up using a walker finally got a neurologist who ordered an MRI of my brain and it showed lesions and an actual active lesion. Two weeks later started 3 day blast of Prednisone at 1000mgs a day and it got me off walker within 12 hours of taking first capsule and then thanks to rehab for almost 2 months the leg weakness improved. Now having taken Copaxone injections since end of October 2012 they are daily routine just like getting out of bed in the morning, that is from someone who despises shots but yet am giving myself one 5 days a week and husband injecting me the other two due to awkward angle. Fatigue, lower back pain, balance problems, heat and cold sensitivity are my daily obstacles but they are surmountable with care and since my favorite hobby is reading MS has not taken front stage keeping me from enjoying life it has just slowed me down! My hope and dream is that there is someday a way to cure this and also for anyone newly diagnosed remember that you are not alone there are a lot of us in the world living with symptoms every day, and you would be shocked how many of those people have no idea they have MS because it is so elusive. Share with me tips on diet to decrease inflammation, stretching exercises and anything else that is positive and look forward to member discussions.

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms2007
First Diagnosed 2012
Symptoms Fatigue, Numbness, Walking (Gait), Balance, & Coordination Problems, Bladder Dysfunction, Pain, Spasticity
Treatments Copaxone, Exercise, Vitamin D

Interests

Living Well with MS Emotional support, Healthy living
Getting Involved Advocacy
Hobbies and other interestsCross-Stitch, reading, movies on DVD, cooking for family, traveling around Texas, home improvement, gardening

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