Multiple Sclerosis

My mom has this disease. She’s in a much better stage than other people I’ve seen (on youtube) with Multiple Sclerosis though. I’ve read through her full diagnosis (like 50 pages), and done research on her medications, and what the side effects are. I guess this is a safe place to put my notes, and could even help out other people looking for some condensed information.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Ataxia
    • lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements (walking)
    • Finger Nose Ataxia
      •  overshooting/undershooting where you wanted to put your hand/leg
    • Opsoclonus
      • Random eye quick movement
    • Paroxysmal attack
      • Sudden/random attack
  • Lyrica is prescribed
    • For Fibromyalgia
      • A chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas
    • Don’t take if experiencing:
      • Swelling of face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat or neck
      • Trouble breathing, or have a rash, hives or blisters.
    • 1 in 500 chance of increases the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviour.
    • Tell your doctor right away about
      • muscle pain or problemsf
      • feeling sick and feverish
      • changes in your eyesight including blurry vision
      • Kidney problems or get dialysis.
    • The mild euphoric effects of pregablin disappear with prolonged use.
  • Nystagmus
    • Uncontrollable eyeball twitching
    • Hall-Pike test confirmed she doesn’t have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • SERC
    • Used to treat vertigo
      • Can treat other symptoms
    • Insomnia
    • Nausea
    • Side-effects aren’t very harmful or serious though
  • Intolerance to food is not due to allergy
  • Tramacet
    • Painkiller
    • nausea, vomiting, sweating, itching and constipation.
    • withdrawal symptoms including uncontrollable nervous tremors, muscle contracture, and ‘thrashing’ in bed (similar to restless leg syndrome)
    • Anxiety, ‘buzzing’, ‘electrical shock’
    • Causes hangover
    • Positives on erowid
  • Amitriptyline
    • ease migraines, tension headaches, anxiety attacks and some schizophrenic symptoms.
    • known to reduce aggression and violent behaviour.
    • drowsiness and a dry mouth
  • Heart is in healthy and good shape
  • Sleep apnea, a condition that causes one to stop breathing for short periods during sleep.
  • Sleep efficiency of 89.8 %
    • This is normal
    • Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Supine Position (flat on back) > left > right
    • Avoid alcohol and sedatives
    • AHI = Apnea-hypopnea index
    • AHI is 6
      • (mild 5-15, moderate 15-30, and severe greater than 30).

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