I was diagnosed in 2006 with RRMS, in 2011 the type of MS I had was changed to PRMS.
I think I have only had 1 or 2 relapses in that time. After the first relapse, I was put on Rebif. I lasted with that for 2 years, until I decided that it was doing me more harm than good. 3 injections every week and I was still having the flu like symptoms at least once a week
In 2010 I changed Neuro’s after the original one retired. My new doc referred me to Kings to see the Neuro that he had trained by, because after another MRI he decided that my PRMS was being treated well by the Neuro at Kings. I had a couple of doses of Mitozantrone, but had to stop that due to the fact that I had some more Kidney stones that needed removing. So since then I have been drug free, except for a couple of Mitoxantrone I take before bed, to stop the pain in my legs that were keeping me awake. The fact that they send me to sleep within 5 minutes, help as well
Last night before I slept, I was thinking about my MS (as always) thinking how lucky I was.
I dont suffer from fatigue anymore, and haven’t done for a few years now. Not since I was put on Thyroxine for an under active thyroid, nor do I suffer from cramps. I had ED which was the longest 18 months of my life, but then I got back the use. The only thing that has got worse over the years, is my walking. I have been using a stick since about 2010 and this year I even bought myself a wheelchair (which I have always dreaded using) although as yet, I haven’t used. this came about after a sunny week off work for both my wife and myself. I suggested we have a walk along the prom, as I am now 50yrs old that’s what people of a certain age, seem to do in Eastbourne. After 2 coffee stops and a few stops to smoke, I could go no further, and had only done about a mile in 2 hours.
So, am I just a man with a bad leg, or am I someone with MS who is just lucky.
I hope there are others that feel like I do, and only have 1 or 2 symptoms, or am I the only person with MS who feels luckyish