This morning I started up on the Betaseron shots again. My doctor is using me as a lab experiment to see if it is the medication that makes me feel like crapola. (Why, yes, I know it is. Let’s just go with that). I’m on .25 dosage which is not much at all. I hate throwing out good medicine that is still in the vial. It seems like a waste of money but you do whatcha gotta do. I’m totally stressing about what new medication I will be prescribed because of the whole insurance thing with what they will cover, etc (and the nasty copay I may have).
I was doing great on my diet up until about a week (plus another half but I didn’t really want to say that. Hey that cats out of the bag now! ((Who put the cat in a bag?))). Today I am trying to be good and stick to the plan completely. After about 3 days all the sugar cravings (or carbs) will cease and it will become easier. I’m not sure why I went off the plan. I was doing great. Oh well, one of those things I guess. I know I definitely felt better on it and some aches actually came back when I started eating gobs of sugar again. So, I need to remember that I experience pain when I eat bad things. Sugar addiction / carb addiction is REAL, PEOPLE! Nasty stuff (but tastes so yummy).
Current symptoms I’ve been having that I relate to MS:
1. While walking to my car, all of a sudden, I get this strange sensation in my head and I start leaning forward and to the left and start walking at an angle rather than straight, which is what I was trying to do. Luckily it lasted for about 6 steps and was over with. My head still felt weird for a few hours though.
2. I seem to not be lifting my right foot up high enough when getting in or out of cars. I’ve stumbled 5 times in the past couple of weeks.
3. My whole body jerks when about to fall asleep. I have no idea if this is MS related but a couple of nights ago it did it three times in a row. VERY annoying.
4. My energy is still with me since being off the meds. I’ve been able to do so many things. I can’t believe for 5 months I lived with feeling like crap. It feels good to feel somewhat normal. (Although many will tell you I’m not very normal. *giggle*)
I’m starting to feel stressed out again or should I say anxious. There are many reasons. I’m pretty much in a sad state of mind and have been for a long time now. That definitely takes a toll on me and stress in life for me.