I think it is so appropriate that I completely forgot that it is MS awareness week.
Lauren posted a great response to a misleading Tysabri article. I love that she is such a champion for this drug. My boss who I mentioned has had MS for 30 + years and been in a wheel chair for 20+ years just had his fifth infusion. While it has not brought strength back to his legs (Yet), his energy levels are up and he feels that the drug is doing something positive for him.
Synthroid has really helped my energy levels. Low thyroid function often mimics many MS symptoms. My thyroid levels were slightly low and my Dr. recommended a boost after I told him I thought I was could have some form of depression. I was so upset that I was potentially depressed!! My doctor did some blood work and suggested that my sluggishness was related to my thyroid levels. After doing some thyroid resarch I found that low thyroid function can look just like depression with many MS symptoms. I have been taking Synthroid for about five weeks now and I really feel a huge difference. Better yet, my new blood work came back last week and my Thyroid levels are up and liver levels are down.
Many doctors are quick to hand out the anti-depressants. Ask for a thyroid test and other blood work to rule out other imbalances. Also keep in mind that my thyroid levels were not off the chart high, just borderline and easy to overlook as a problem.
Yippee! I’m not depressed!!
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