Last Tuesday (July 10) and almost every night since, I woke up in the wee hours of the morning with excruciating pain in my right hand, along with numbness of said hand. Called the Neuro, she gave me a prescription for Gabapentin, 300 mg, to be taken when I go to sleep. It’s not helping, so I’m told to double the dosage. If that doesn’t help, it’s time (she said) for an MRI of my neck. This Thursday, the left hand joined in with numbness, and this morning it was with the pain. Before we hung up the phone, I asked, “Is this the MS progressing?” She answered, “It can be.”
On the radio just now, John Denver sang, “Life ain’t nothing but a funny, funny riddle.” I second that motion.