I hate making posts about negative things because they are, if we are honest, always perceived as whiny and unnecessary. Most people like to read about positive uplifting things which is only human 🙂
However, today I am making a small exception, so be forewarned!
It’s so easy to forget about an illness if you do well. It’s quite mind-boggling how much the human body/mind can take and how fast we can get used and adapt to a situation. Even the most annoying symptoms can get so familiar that we don’t think of them as part of a bigger problem. I haven’t had an actual episode in like 2 years and even the tri-weekly Rebif injections are just everyday life for me that I don’t even connect them with MS any more. It’s just something I do, a routine I have gotten used to. I am feeling like a live a completely normal life which is great, right?
So, yesterday was one of these days when I forgot to take the Advil after I took the medicine before going to bed. It totally slipped my mind for whatever reason..
In the middle of the night I wake up with the usual, frankly quite horrible side-effects that Rebif still has on me:
- cold sweats and chills that shake me every few minutes
- joint pain that is so bad it rivals the most horrid rheumatic pain and even breathing feels like a chore
- horrible headache
- terrible ear pain
- stomach cramps
- feeling my hands and feet burning like ice despite them being normal temperature