I’ve been on Extavia (a shot every other day) for a little over a year now. I went to my Neurology Appointment 1/11. As always, I was extremely anxious … but this time also a little happy! My intentions were to ask all of my (written down) questions and stop my injections ! I thought just maybe, I needed to take a break. Well I know I did, mentally. It was draining and I’d gotten to the point where I would cringe every time my hubby reminded me, “it’s time for your shot”! Don’t get me wrong, it was also nice not to have the same symptoms I was experiencing daily! Especially after my right knee was buckling with every step, I was falling up & down the stairs in front of my sons (more times than I can count) and the tremors, numbness & tingling had taken over. However, my appointment definitely didn’t go as planned!
My amazing neurologist let me know:
Extavia was making my Lupus worse. Therefore, not helping my MS either!
While I got my wish, no more Extavia! I was also prescribed a new medication. This one will be taken every single day! So, as I was starting to cringe at the mere thought of taking my Extavia … as you can imagine, this news hit me like a ton of bricks!!
Although there’s been a drastic decrease in the number of MS episodes and symptoms I’ve been experiencing, the thought of more shots (every single day) gave me an uneasy feeling!
That was, until yesterday! A Nurse came to pay me a visit and start me on my Glatopa! Due to all of the possible side effects, I was apprehensive, to say the least! My shot went well, with only a red circle around the injection site and a minor pinching feeling.
Hope, Faith, and Love are what gets me through my days. I hope for so much. But especially, a cure for MS! I have faith in God, that he will continue to give me the strength I need, to get through my tough days! Love, the love my family has for me and I for them seriously keeps me going!
Have a beautiful and relaxing Sunday everyone!!