If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know I'm going through a rough patch. Unlike the rough patch that I was having earlier this month, this time I'm having a lot of physical challenges along with my cognitive troubles. Since Sunday, it's gone from intense fatigue to not being able to walk, even with the assistance of my crutches. It's incredibly frustrating and demoralizing. I keep telling myself to be strong, it will pass, but I'm on day 3 in bed and am losing all patience with my MS.
Despite all the symptoms, I don't think this is an exacerbation. I could be wrong, but having had a major episode just 3 months ago, I can't see another one coming so soon after. Plus, this one is so different from the last. Last time it hit me quickly, but this time it's slowly building up and getting worse. But you know what, exacerbation or not, I feel like crap.
As of this morning, my entire left leg is heavy and numb and so is my right foot. My legs are covered in prickly, burning hot pain that runs all up and down them and gets worse in any spot that's touched. I also have a pressure (like my head is being squeezed) and stabbing headache on the right side that's causing my eye to throb and water. I'm incredibly fatigued and sleeping all day and all night with little difficulty. When awake, I'm pretty alert, but I have moments where I completely zone/space out and can't think at all. This is one of the more puzzling symptoms, because when it happens I feel like I completely disconnect from my body and am just sitting next to myself. It's really strange.
So, I'm just trying to cope and let my body heal. I see the neuro next Wednesday and am gonna try to tough it out until then. For now, I am thankful for the internet and that we have a tv in the bedroom.