March 27, 2009

Oops, nearly forgot why I'm here in the first place

I just noticed the calendar - well, I look at a calendar multiple times a day but today I put two and two together - and realized I have been actively taking the little experimental pills for ten whole days and haven't said a thing about them since the 17th.  Duh me.

In a nutshell, there's not a ton of stuff to talk about.  I'm happy to say that because a) if I'm on real drug I'm not having any noticeable, unpleasant side effects and b) if I'm on placebo I'm not in a flare or having any other MS-related unpleasantness.

Honestly, I don't think I'm on placebo, for a few reasons:

1.  The tingling in my hands which has been a constant since September is pretty much non-existent now.
2.  My vision is noticeably sharper and brighter, no matter how tired I may be.
3.  I am more tired than usual, which I chalk up to #4.
4. My BP and HR are about 10 points lower than usual for me, even immediately after a cig (yes, I AM trying to quit but right now I am happy with cutting back by half or greater).

All of these things are very subtle and not visible to others, but I am aware of them many times throughout every day.

In a nutshell, I just feel a little better and I am very pleased.

2 comments:

LISA EMRICH said...

So glad that you are feeling better. Go Fingo!!!

Herrad said...

Hi,

Sounds good hope it stays that way.
Take care.
Love,
Herrad