I hope y’all are having a good evening! I did not return to work today as I thought I would, but I do have a new plan. I discussed my plan with my boss this morning and he agreed to allow me to adjust my work hours for the rest of this week, I will be working 10-6. Mornings have been significantly harder for me, which is crazy because I have always been a morning person. Hopefully this mild adjustment will help gradually get back into the flow of work. I do not plan to over do anything because I will then be back in a bad situation.
No one can say for sure if this flare up happened because I decided to switch my medication from Gilenya to Tecfidera or if there was another reason for it. However, my doctor did tell me several times that Tecfidera was not strong enough to keep my MS under control, which maybe she is right. I am going back on Gilenya starting Monday October 30th. I do need to go through the 6 hours of observation again, but a doctor is being sent to my house to do this, which makes things a little easier. Last time I had to sit in a room with several other people for 6 very long hours and it was not very comfortable. Hopefully once back on the Gilenya my MS will be under a little more control. Besides going back on Gilenya, I am learning to keep my stress under control. Stress can cause so many issues for everyone, not just those with MS.
I am not really sure why but I have had a headache for days now. It will ease up for a short amount of time, but then it gets so bad I can not even see straight. I am wondering if these headaches have something to do with the steroids I was on. Hopefully my body will continue adjusting and these headaches will stop. I do unfortunately still have a lot of pain in my mid to lower back and I have numbness in my legs. But, like the headaches hopefully this will end as well.
I hope you have a great evening! I will let y’all know how my first day back at work goes tomorrow. I am so glad I was able to adjust my hours and do not have to be there until 10:00! As always if you have any comments please feel free to leave them and I will respond as quickly as I can!