Well, just been to the doc’s - quite successful, I thought.
1: my blood pressure, which she was worried about last time, was FINE, so I can keep taking the contraceptive pill. I didn’t want it for contraception, but because my periods were every three weeks, and lasting a week, and aggravating all the MS stuff all the while. Because they were so frequent, and lasting so long, I was having a hormonally-triggered “exacerbation” nearly half the time. The pill has improved things lots, so I was really anxious about potentially having to stop.
2: I got the go-ahead to continue with the quinine, which I’ve been really pleased with. AND she said I’m not on the highest dose - there’s a tablet higher than the one I’m on, SO, I’ve got permission still to have the odd G&T without risk of overdose. Result!
3: She agreed with my self-diagnosis that my hoarseness and continual sore throat may be caused by acid reflux, so I’ve got a course of omeprazole for that, to see if it calms it down. She didn’t know whether or not it’s related to MS, as she said it’s extremely common anyway, so might be a coincidence.
4: I DON’T have a chest infection, although she thinks there may recently have been one. She thinks that if there was, it’s “on the run” now, anyway, and there would be no benefit in prescribing antibiotics at this stage.
So all in all, pretty positive, I thought.