Monday, April 6, 2009

To Rebif or not to Rebif?

Date: April 6, 2009

Went for my appointment with Lynn the NP. We talked about my options for medications and we decided on rebif. It's an interferon the will have to be injected 3 times a week. I'm not too excited about it but I know that its the best decision for me at this time. They will get everything set up with my insurance and they will call me back when they have any information for me. We also discussed how Gio and I have to really protect ourselves against pregnancy now because if I were to become pregnant while on rebif I have a very big change of having a spontaneous abortion. It's so hard to think that something like that could happen to us, makes me sad to put myself in that position. We just have to be careful and leave it in Gods' hands. I don't need more things to stress out about.
I did yoga this morning, but was in pain the whole time. My lower back seems to be hurting so bad at all times, especially when exercising. Lynn thinks it may be spasticity to my lower back. Yesterday while helping Gio clean out the garage, i was crouching down doing something and when I stood up and looked at Gio I thought I was going to pass out, I saw black spots all around and so I immediately grabbed on to something to stop me from falling. I asked Lynn about it and she said that MS doesn't affect blood pressure or blood circulation but that since I was in a crouching position and then stood up that since I have spasticity to my lower back it could have been harder for the blood to circulate back to my head and thus making me feel faint.
Lesson of the day: directly or indirectly MS affects everything.

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