Back on Gilenya… again

I’m so incredibly tired and sleepy tonight. I started back on my Gilenya today and am wondering if it’s making me more sleepy.

I have been off of it for the past 10 days. I had developed a bad cough, and they weren’t sure if it was a side-effect of the Gilenya or a remnant cough from my illness. The cough finally went away over this past week, and now I am back on the med.

Hopefully, the cough stays away, else I will have to go off Gilenya permanently.
Back at Christmas time I was off of it for 4 days because I was sick and then went back on until this latest break.

Coughing and coughing

I finished my antibiotic course yesterday and have raised the humidity in my house to 55%. I am doing everything I can to cure my chest cold. I am drinking hot organic tea with apple cider vinegar (ACV). I’ve heard about the amazing healing properties and have been witness to a lot of them, but this time around this is lingering for way too long. I am using an inhaler to try to breathe better, but earlier yesterday I was struggling so much with my breathing, which turned out to be a full-blown panic attack. I think I was just freaking out that my symptoms were more apparent yesterday.

I just need sleep. It’s just so hard to sleep when your coughing with every breath you take. On the couch I go again.

Let’s just hope tomorrow morning will be a healing day.

Happy 2012!

Not going tailgating today nor going to the Steelers/Browns game. My husband thinks I am still not well enough. He said it’s gonna be cold, windy, and raining, and he doesn’t want me to get worse.

So, now I get to watch it at home under my comfy down blanket, sipping hot apple cinnamon tea, eating Hawaiian pizza. Not a bad trade off.

I’m still getting over my yearly chest cold – I took my last dose of antibiotics this morning. Here’s to hoping this yuckiness clears up. I took a 4 day vacation from my Gilenya (MS pill) because I needed to fight off this infection, but now I have really blurry vision and a noticeable limp again on my left leg. Thus, back on the Gilenya I go.

And in true typical OCD “A”-personality fashion, I decided to overdo it today. I un-decorated – took the Christmas decorations down, broke down the tree, packed everything away under my crawlspace, and even vacuumed. Now I am paying for it which is probably the reason for the vision and walking issue now.

I don’t like being limited in what I can do, but I just have to learn to slow down or stop sometimes.

Thus, we begin a new year… 2012!  Lets pray for good health!