I have tried for weeks to ask a question in the forum, and I am grateful that I am now able to do so. Please forgive the length of my question, as I am not sure how else to ask my question.
I am a 42 year old woman who was diagnosed with MS by MRI about thirteen years ago. In the beginning, my disease was quite virulent, leading to severe spasms, paralysis in both legs and arms, inability to swallow, urinate, and even breath. I had a tracheostomy for almost 8 years because of frequent but intermittent use of the ventilator. For about five years, I was in my wheelchair most of the time. Then, after a I was placed on Lupron (to induce menopause because my cycles really exacerbated my symptoms), I improved to where I had far fewer exacerbations (rather than two a year, I was down to one every 2 years). I have not had one for three years. Most exacerbations have been severe and required hospitalization. Complications like septicemia, impactions, kidney stones/infections, PEG