Today, I’m seeing my neurologist for a follow-up appointment, for the management of my relapsing-remitting MS. (I last saw this specialist six months ago). My main concern today is that I have been experiencing much more severe fatigue.
This exhaustion is having a powerfully disrputive impact on my ability to complete the things that I need to do, as well as those that I am highly interested in doing. I want to discuss all available treatment options for my fatigue.
Prior to seeing my neurologist, I always complete a standardized assessment. It helps to track potential changes in the severity of my MS symptoms, as well as their relative impact upon my daily functioning. It also includes a brief test to assess my manual dexterity, as well as the time required for me to walk a 25-foot distance.
All things considered, I continue to feel very blessed whenever I have an appointment with my neurologist. I am one of the few patients in the waiting room who remains fully ambulatory. Considering that I have now had MS for more than twenty-five years, I consider this truly remarkable.