Hi I am new to this forum,
My name is June, three months ago I had an MIR scan, my Doctor phoned me about a week later to say that I had MS, a number of lesions had been found and that it also showed that I had had five strokes.
Over the last ten years I have had all the problems many of you are having, the Doctors fobbed me off so I stopped going to them, it was only that I moved and went to see my new Doctor who thought I had a brain tumor so sent me for the MIR scan.
I have been given Gabapentin ( I was told I could take up to 20 a day building up to around 30 ) but after three I stopped taking them as they make me feel spaced out and I have enough trouble staying on my feet as it is.
My feet are very painful all the time at the moment and if I sit and bend my knees I find it almost impossable to straighten them and the pain can make me sick, the same with my arms and elbows, my head and arms itch all the time and I have just started to get bad cramps in the last week.
Some days I fall over all the time, others day one leg works but not the other. It often takes me an hour to get out of bed and sometimes I find that I cannot get up the stairs to bed at all.
The pain is always there.
I live on my own so I do worry about the future.
I am not feeling sorry for myselfand I intend to make the best of a bad job ( as my mother would have said).
I am looking forward to talking to people who are having the same problems and finding out more on how I can help myself or what help I can get.