I was diagnosed end of May this year, having had three episodes of right side paralysis in one week. Terrifying isn’t the word! Mri showed two plaques one on each side of the brain. It explained my on-going “knee giving way” problems and the pins/needles in my foot etc. and after my initial shock/tears/fears, I actually felt satisfaction that I HAD been right!
18months of out patients appointments, knee xray, knee mri, spine mri… it took a kidney infection and hih temperature to bring these episodes to the fore and so my brain mri and diagnosis. Anyway, I have choses to inject Plegridy as my twice a month medication. I only had my second dose Monday. Tuesday mt walking was awful. I barely managed an amble around a few shops with hubby, before I could hardly get back to the car, hanging on to his arm, and this lead to tears over lunch. Wednesday I told him I just didn’t feel like me that day and I didn’t like it. More tears! I’m frightened this is how it’s going to be. I believed that the medication would improve things as well as prevent further deterioration, or at least, slow it down. It seems that my walking was getting much worse, and so quickly. I have my third injection in two weeks and that will bring me to full dosage then. Hubby is trying to re assure me that it is only until my body is used to this medication, and it is mimicking my MS symptoms. Can anyone else share their experiences with Plegridy or other injections please? Thank you.