Valentine's day I spent 14 hours in the emergency room before I was admitted for an acute Multiple Sclerosis flare. Also struggling with #depression, #PTSD and #anxiety. Sunday I had a 3 hour MRI under general anesthesia.The results show two new enhancing lesions in my brain, one in my left frontal lobe and one in the right parietal lobe.
This flare started about three weeks ago. I am having cognitive problems. Can't focus or concentrate. My speech is slurring and I am having trouble finding and spelling words. My ears are ringing. In a lot of pain and dealing with severe spasticity. Vision is blurry and having vertigo. I am having problems walking and have been falling. It takes me an hour to write one paragraph. In short, I'm a hot mess.
I started IV steroids yesterday and have one more infusion tomorrow. The steroids make me anxious and agitated, but a few hours after the first dose, I was able to walk a little bit with assistance. I am working with physical and occupational therapy in the hospital. The doctors are also giving me Marinol (marijuana pills) for pain instead of opiates. I am using my CBD cream, gummies and vape pen. So glad I live in Colorado where cannabis is legal.
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