Catching Up with HealthCentral's Community Posts
Welcome to the Week in Review which provides us an opportunity to catch up with our community during the past seven days. If you do not already, please look around and get to know some of the other members on site, especially from the comment sections.
So what's been going on around here? Let's find out.
From the Community:
Karen asks "Has anyone stopped taking Avonex?" She is looking for advice and experience. Please chime in.
ladygraycloud says that "The Gates are Opening" especially when it comes to mental health. "NOTHING is worth taking your life for." Suzanne, you are an inspiration.
Sherry/momdukes is "Looking For Your Input Please, I Need It." The challenge of wanting to work and depend less upon disability, but needing to put your health first, is one which is faced by many folks living with multiple sclerosis as well other chronic diseases. Sherry, do what you need to do to put yourself first.
ladygraycloud says "Good Morning To All - Thank God We Are All Still Here." A big expression of gratitude for friends who understand and welcome the laughter, tears, and fears. Just as you are here for us, we are here for you.
metal mike offers "This is a Must Read......" regarding his father working at "Area 51."
StemCells21 leaves us with an article regarding the "status of stem cell therapy for MS." Please keep in mind that this information has not been checked by any medical professionals here at HealthCentral for accuracy nor verified.
Sherry/momdukes says "Happy Father's Day Pops!!" She reminds us to be thankful and show appreciation for the men who nurtured us along the way.
bebaviolet has some "Questions" about some sensations and symptoms which she is having. Maybe you might have experienced the same thing?
Sherry/momdukes discusses "The Changing of the Guards (seasons)" which may be affecting some of us MSers. Remember to stay cool this summer.
karen follows up with "Time to Change Meds." She's going from Avonex to Copaxone. If you have any words of advice, please leave them in her comment section.
From the Leaders:
Lisa discusses her recent adventures in "Bouncing Around: Doctors and Eyes." Not to be too lighthearted about it but I'm in a relapse and today (Friday) is the last of 5-days of Solumedrol. I'm a wreck as we all are at one time or another. But this too shall pass.
Merely Me shares "What it's like to have an EEG." An EEG (Electroencephalography) is primarily used to identify seizure disorders but it is important to know that an EEG in and of itself may not diagnose or rule out seizure disorders or epilepsy.
Vicki discusses "MS Progressive Types: The Human Side." Perhaps one of my favorite of her posts in the series. Please do go read, you will be glad you did.
Merely Me asks "Do you feel that there will be a cure for Multiple Sclerosis in our future? And do you think this is likely as there is so much money invested in MS medications which do not cure (at this point in time) but merely propose to delay the progression of this disease?"
Questions and Conversations:
kittincat says I have been dx with fibromyalgia, but have other strange symptoms. Could this be MS?
LauraM has a question about Pregnancy and MS, specifically after using Betaseron.
mustangjenny34 is looking for Financial Assistance for a Car.
Heidi discusses her 6-week UTI and is looking for suggestions.
Linda gives us an update on her MS Limbo Status.
KarenRN questions Blurred Vision Extreme.
Carol asks "Is eye twitching part of an MS symptom?"
Melody's sister was just diagnosed with MS and she questions the accuracy of it.
Joyce would like to know if there are many vegetarians with MS.
truckerrobert37 is looking for insight to his symptoms.
Meg has a question about dizziness and vertigo and is looking for advice.
alice questions intense itching and restlessness over her body in the evenings.
catlover1968 asks "Feeling hot is normal for MS, right?"
Meme questions "Has anyone else been told that it's all in your mind?"
Amos asks "Can MS cause autism like symptoms?"
ktrebony questions whether it's ok to stop the steroid taper after 3-days Solumedrol.
katarzyna asks "What would be the activity of motor neurons from EMG of MS patient?"
SDN8432 has Celiac disease and questions whether he/she has MS.
Those are the happenings around here for the past 7 days. I hope you have a great weekend, enjoy the weather, and celebrate the Dads of all variations.