My intent is not to be negative but provide an outlet for us all who experience some days that are worse than others and to share our life's experience with having AMN because no one understands better than us. What these online communities have given me is solace in knowing that there are others who understand what I'm experiencing and that I am also not alone. When I am having an intolerable experience, I think of all of you, too, knowing that others share my frustration with the symptoms of AMN.
I'm beginning this post because I had a crucial evening of pain and spasms that were competing against each other. As a result, I took more gabapentin and baclofen than ever before some resemblance of relief occurred. Note: I consumed less than the maximum dose. The outcome, however, affected me greatly the next day.
After I woke and finished stretching in bed (there are ample leg exercises one can do in bed before rising), as soon as I attempted to stand, I fell. Twice. The effects of my drug cocktail were still with me and my gait (or lack of) was alarmingly frightful and it persisted throughout the day. I had excessive dragging and foot drop. Fatigue was a partner because I was unable to sleep in. The only other time I experienced this kind of ordeal was during my last move.
As I'm writing this, the burning neuropathy (with fire and fury) is revisiting and I hope not to repeat last night's performance. Update: It did.
Thanks for reading and feel free to share your experiences.