Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stress and MS

I always laugh when my dear doctor tells me that stress is bad and try to stay stress free. UM, that is just not possible. I still work full time 40 or more hours a week, care for my home, my husband, and my animals as well as an ailing parent. Money is always tight and life sometimes just doesn't go the way it should.

Live stress free. Please, what land is my doctor living in. To help alleviate some of the stress I do crafts, or read, or just hang out with friends, but there is always stress somewhere or being caused by someone.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Symptom?

So being my own advocate and just wanting to know what the heck is going on with my body in general. I did a search for this new symptom that I have been having lately. If I am correct in my "diagnosis" it is called myoclonus. Whenever I get tired either from walking, exercises or just generally moving around my legs and arms start twitching. I happen to stubble onto an video about a women who has had MS for over 20 years, the interviewer asked her about her leg, that looked like it was hopping around, she stated that it was myoclonus.
So I decided to do some more research and I'll be darn if that isn't what is happening to me. For me personally it is not painful, but extremely annoying. Have you ever tried to stand on your legs when they are shaking uncontrollably? Oh well, just one more thing to add to my list...sigh.