Posts Tagged ‘abdominal pain’

Not the dance we want to do… With MS, we constantly fight the battle of losing strength, right? I spend so much time lifting weights, or doing bodyweight exercise, or doing Pilates, to try to at least break even, and even that doesn’t feel like enough much of the time. Especially when my body doesn’t […]

Many of us with chronic illness have “invisible” problems. Who knows I have MS unless I tell them, really? (But I’m a heck of a lot more tired than I used to be. And I don’t have the bounce in my step that I used to, either.) But I try to ignore my invisible symptoms […]

Ugh. Unfortunately, I’m having to ditch Tecfidera as an option. I was on-again, off-again with side effects. Because of my multiple abdominal surgeries earlier this year, my doctor said that Tecfidera might not be the best drug for me, but it was the lesser of evils. The main listed side effects are flushing (of the […]

(hopefully I’m not the only one who remembers that song) So, in my posts, I talk a lot about feeling good, having energy, and not experiencing many symptoms. Here’s where I admit to you that I do have the occasional rough time. I am going through a rough patch right now. I don’t think it’s […]

settling down


After my past few months of nightmares (2 abdominal surgeries–the second one unexpected and major–followed by odd symptoms, which were related to the second surgery, which led to a third surgery) I seem to be bouncing back rather quickly! Part of it stems from knowing what I do… I decided, shortly after Surgery 3, that […]

A few days ago, everything came to a head. Monday morning, I was out running errands before my afternoon college class. I didn’t make it. Waves of the worst crampy abdominal pain sent me to the closest ER. I couldn’t even walk upright by the time I got there. (but I emailed the school to […]

OK. In the last installment, I talked about having my second noticeable MS flareup ever. I think I was wrong! The methylpred did very little to help me (just made me really hyper). I was back in the doctor’s office with the same symptoms again! And paid a visit to the naturopathic clinic. Who has […]