Hello, I am new to this network. I discovered it in the fall issue of the MSAA magazine. I'm not sure how I received this first issue but I sure hope I continue to get future ones. I am a 60 year old gal living in the foothills of South Carolina. Like many of you I'm sure, I had to give up my career due to the disease. I have had MS since I was 42. At first I was determined to beat it. But, five exacerbations in eighteen months later, I knew it was here to stay. Over the course of the disease I have had symptoms like depression, vertigo and numbness come and go. Now with better living through chemistry, I am taking a coctail of numerous prescriptions to treat the following:
Pain - mostly in my upper back
Numbness and Tingling - in my legs and feet causing balance issues and frequent falls
Spasticity - in one leg
Fatigue - from all activities or none at all
Cognitive issues - suffer from CRS (can't remember ___t!), difficulty multitasking, slow reaction time
No medication for this that I am aware of
I also have a strange jerky sensation in my legs when my feet encounter uneven surfaces or my feet hit something unexpected. This jerky feeling coincides with most of my falls. Wondering if anyone else experiences something like this? I have been happily married to my best friend, my husband, for 37 years. Also, my sister-in-law moved in with us eight months ago. And I can't leave out my 18 year old cat named Bow-Tie. I count my blessings every day!