Sitting here having just had a gram of solumedrol pumped into me and now having my tysabri cocktail. I asked to se the NP because my right leg has decided it would stop working correctly and was just along for the ride- step, drag, step, drag was my recent gait. Definitely in need of steroids to kick start the healing but a quick dip also shows I have a UTI. That's the first one in at least 18 months.
The plan is this dose of steroids, five days of Cipromax and then se if that corrects the problem. Here's hoping the simple fix works - if not I will do a five-day round.
I share this because it is too easy to call things a relapse when it might be a pseudo relapse instead. Only time will tell which one this is.
Lulu, when I asked my neuro how to tell if I were having a uti since I get no usual symptoms, he said I would see an increase in ms symptoms. Perhaps that's what you are having. Last week before I got my prescription, I was having a rash if symptoms and suspected a uri, and went by my urologist, since they wouldn't take my word or my dip stick, and they called several days later and confirmed it( I insist on a lab culture, as I don't trust their dip stick method.
It's kind of hard to tell what's going on right now -that one dose of IVSM seeed to kick in - I am at least feeling my leg move better. I just have to wait and see what it is like early next week - if it still feels off they will order the full round of IVSM. Here's hoping.......
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