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That pill does what?

peeing

So… a while ago, I complained about peeing on myself. Oh course, I blamed it on the MS. I had heard about that little surprise, and assumed that it was just another MS downer. But that didn’t mean that I remained silent and accepted it as my lot in life. Nope.

I complained to my doctors, I shared my whoos with friends, family, and you all. I am real big on sharing what you feel ashamed of, embarrassed of. It is amazing the amount of support you get, how all the shame lifts, and the number of people willing to then share their own similar stories.

Doctors on the other hand, they were a big let down. I got tired of feeling ignored when I said, “I have been peeing on myself. And I’m not talking about ‘whoops, there went a dribble’, nooooooo…. I am talking great big water falls”…. but nothing. But then my cousin (a PA, Doctor’s Assistant) was running through all the things that she knew that could cause my latest problem, and one of the things I could double check myself was meds.

I realized that my peeing issue had begun after I started taking a sleeping pill (doctor prescribed), and I immediately stopped taking the pill (TraZODone). Within the week I no longer had to jump on a pillow, a blanket… anything washable really… so that I could was out the urine without pulling up the floor. And when I had a visit with the doctor that prescribed the evil pill, and I explained all this to him, what did he say???

“Oh, yeah… that happens sometimes!”

What the hell… sooo…. beware my peeps… if you are having issues, check your meds… don’t just accept your fate, check the side affects on your meds. I don’t know about you guys but I would rather lose sleep than soak my bed.

Now I am back to editing my next novel.

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Fire Ant Attack

Wow… this month has been overwhelmingly full of MS posts… ūüėõ usually I only post about 4-7 posts on this site, but the local MS Walk is taking place on April 10th, and March is MS month… since I don’t feel up to walking with my fellow MS/supporter peeps, this has been my way of virtually walking… and getting out the links for those that wish to donate… but donation can be so much more than money… understanding and support is just as important, at least in my opinion… if you can do either, I (as a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer) thank you…

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when I saw this picture on pinterest, I immediately thought of MS and the horrible leg pain I used to go through before my favorite PA at my neurologist came up with mixture of meds to help…

every minute of every day, 24/7, I could feel these angry Fire Ants attacking my legs… and every few seconds those invisible ants would send out an electrical shock, a stabbing pain… it was unbearable… until my PA came along, I was depressed and unsure if I could make it year in and year out with the pain…

not to mention the lack of sleep… there is no way to close your eyes and rest when you are being attacked by fire and electricity… even my penchant hot baths to relieve pain would¬†only help so much… it took forever (if it worked at all) for my legs to stop hurting, and as soon as I got out of the tub, the ants came¬†back…

imagine that pain you get after one of your limbs (legs or arms) falls asleep and then you move around and the blood rushes back in where the circulation was cut off… that is nothing compared to the Fire Ant pain… it is not only an attack on the body, but after months of living with something that¬†refuses to¬†go away, it becomes an attack on¬†your mental health… there is not point to continue,¬†not when you feel like no¬†one¬†will ever help you… that no one believes you… after all, it’s all in your head, right???

well, it may be all in your head, but there is a way to help… Gabapentin – miracle drug, along with a muscle relaxant, and those deadly ants only visit when I forget to take my medicine¬†on time…

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