Friday, 25 June 2010

MS update and treatment.

I went to my neurologist today. He is a pleasure to see even if he is always running late, as he is so passionate about his work.
I am currently going throught a relapse and have lost strength and sensation in my right hand side.
I start a three day course of IV steroids on tuesday.
I tend to react well to them and it improves my health very quickly. All other courses of treatments are just too risky at moment as one of them is a mild chemotherapy drug which has a 1 in 100 chance of getting a blood disease in the furture. There are a lot of new medications that should be ready for public use very soon. So I am waiting for that to happen.

6 comments:

ms'er faith said...

Interesting they wait to start treatment. When I identify an attack, treatment starts right away. Hope it goes well - prayers with you...

Clare said...

They tend to like you to wait 2 weeks approimately, I think this is incase you recover quickly by yourself, then its a short wiindow for treatment as it looses effectivness the longer you wait to start.

Clare said...

I started treatment on tuesday for three days IV steroids.

Moomin said...

Praying that the treatment is effective in restoring you love from Moomin x

Molly Underwood said...

praying in alabama.

our verse at our house today,
God is our strength.....though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

ms'er faith said...

Hope it is still going well. I guess my identification of an attack takes a week, but if I waited 2 weeks for treatment, yikes for me! I'm glad it works for you.