(This is the first post in a series I'm hoping will document the changes that occur while I take Gilenya. The details of each post will cover anything that happens from the time of the last post to the time of the current post unless otherwise specified (versus a 12:00 AM-11:59 PM schedule). Every 4 weeks I will do a retrospective/summary entry using the same format.)
Current medication: Baclofen, Lamotrigine, Tizanidine, Lyrica, Vicodin
Mood: Anxious, hopeful.
Physical: sharp pain in right calf, throbbing-ache in both legs, stiffness in both legs, hypersensitivity in both legs, right eye pain with movement, shadow-like presence in lower right quadrant of right eye, slight blurry vision helped with reading glasses, difficulty with balance, headache, mild fatigue, sleepiness.
Sleep: 6 hours, woke up approximately 5 times (momentarily) during the night, no “sleep episodes” today.
Neurological: difficulty focusing/multi-tasking, occasional slurred speech/lazy tongue.
Other (falls, dropping items, etc): None.
Appointments: 07/11/2011 8:30 AM with NP to start Gilenya
In general, I feel “normal.” Most of the things going on have been constant for some time. The eye pain started nearly 3 weeks ago and was checked by Dr. C. She thinks it will resolve in time, I disagree. The visual presence is similar to what happens after you stare at a bright light or light bulb then look away. It started last Wednesday night and has not gone away. I will speak to the NP while in the office today and ask her if there is any cause for concern.