I was diagnosed with MS about nine years ago and I’ve had relapses over the past years. I always seem to recover quickly and continue working. I’m not on any DMD because not sure about the side effects and if they really will help me. I’ve been pushing through the pains but when they got too bad I would go to GP or call the MS nurse.
I’ve been driving to and from work 3 to 3 1/2 hours one way, I should say this wasn’t on a daily bases but I have been doing this for around 8 years. You may be thinking why didn’t I catch the train and I can only say because of the cost and not leaving close to a main line station.
I had a relapse about 3 weeks ago and have been off work. My MS pains are not going this time and seem to be getting worse. I am on Pregabalin but it doesn’t seem to work and I may need to change the meds. I really think the journey to and from work has really not helped me because it was really making me extremely tired. I don’t have the strength to left the heavy equipment and the pain and weakness is getting worse. I’ve come to the point that I feel I need to give up my job and I’m not sure how to go about it and what the best route would be. I also think it time that I gave up work altogether but not sure how I would survive financially. Part time would not be a option because of the nature of my work.
Has anyone else had a similar experience.