Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Week Four of the Study

Gave myself the 4th shot yesterday a.m. and once again, nothing. I'm continually amazed that a needle that long doesn't hurt at all when jammed to the hilt in my thigh. No pain, and no kind of reaction either.

I did have a headache last night, but I think that's from the weather. Whenever it's about to rain and the barometric pressure drops I get a headache. Last night was a doozie, but I still didn't take anything for it. That's the kind of person I am. I'll suffer through a headache without realizing I really don't have to if I'd just take some ibuprophen.

I've never been much of a fan of medicine. I didn't do drugs as a teenager and no matter what the legitimate reason for having something prescribed to me, I'm always leary of it. I had a prescription for Zoloft to help with the anxiety but was too anxious about possible side effects to start taking it. *sigh*

It's a cruel sort of irony that someone who is so afraid of medicine should get diagnosed with something for which any number of symptoms could require you to take a rainbow assortment of pills -- and most of those have side effects.

So, other than the headache I seem to be fine and there's no new hint of a flare with my MS, so whatever I'm on -- Fingolimod or Avonex -- it seems to be doing its job at the moment.

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