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Nov 22, 2011 - 0 comments








Saw my GP this morning. She phoned around and actually got me an appointment with a neurologist for a lumbar puncture a week today. Brilliant service - and hopefully some answers at last.
Lots of tingling in my right side today, from my forehead down to my ankles, but I can live with that :-) More of a nuisance is the tachycardia and sweats, I wonder if these are a side-effect of phasing out the cortisone? I started on 100 mg and am now down to 10 mg, from tomorrow I'm supposed to go down to 5 mg. Maybe I should slow down a bit and go down to 7.5 mg first.

Back at college

Nov 21, 2011 - 0 comments




... for (hopefully) the first full week after an enforced 3-week break. Not too bad, just got dizzy during the  practical part of the day (auscultating the heart) but it went away as soon as I sat down quietly. Biggest nuisance was actually taking notes, because of the tremor in my right hand.
Went shopping for an hour in Munich afterwards, and it was BLISS to be able to walk around without that leaden feeling in my legs - first time in the last month or so! :-)


Nov 20, 2011 - 0 comments

nerve pain


heat intolerance

Beastly nerve pain down my spine and into my ribs today. Right hand shaking so much I had trouble cutting my son's nails, and husband said he could feel it "buzzing" when he held it.
Also finding it difficult because this lot insist on turning up the heating, and I only really feel comfortable at temperatures below 21 degrees *sigh*