The usual blinding fog has not descended and I am in the middle of day 4 of 5, No.15 Flagyl pulse. But my walking has held, my mental acuity also, and the worse-every-night unpleasant "shimmering, glowing sense in my legs" is almost gone. (That is why I began this Flagyl 1 week early) Today I will go for LFT and will after that take my Avonex which will be 8 days. In the past I was on an ever-declining slope of physical capabiliy, wishing earlier and earlier that I could have my interferon so that I could be a little less tired and walk a little better (with cane or walker) for a few more hours- after the reaction of at least 20 hours had passed, of course.
This morning I did the test for myself that neurologists love: the shin test. All of us who can stand are familiar with that: you stand, holding on of course, and run the heel of your bad leg down the other shin. In the past I could not get within 3 or 4 inches except when I hit it by accident on the way from here to somewhere else. As a matter of fact, at some point I could not even lift my foor from the floor. This morning I ran my right heel (the bad one) down my left shin and then again and again. Not only could I run it up and down, it goes without saying that I could PICK UP my foot to do this. I just now stood up to do it again this minute and did it without holding on to ANYTHING. Perfect, or close enough! Where is Marie???? Remember, this is 8 days after weekly Avonex on day 4 of Flagyl! Stay with it, guys. Requirements are lots of patience, choking down lots of pills, and the knowledge that you may not be what you were before this nightmare but I bet you will be better than your worst! None of us expected to get better so this is miraculous. And I have two strikes against me. I am an "older patient" (I am 66 going on 35) and I am PPMS. We are supposedly limited in our recovery in either case. If this is "limited" I definitely say "GO FOR IT!