a little blank today

ever get that feeling – just blank? i’m sipping a little tazo lemon mate tea, hoping it’ll perk me up. and do you find that meds work differently on different days? the klonapin i take for leg cramps sometimes works fine, tho it makes my lower legs a little numb, sometimes (rarely) it seems to immobilize my whole body. and other times it doesn’t seem to work at all, and i have to resort to beer to stop the cramps. boy, this ms stuff is weird.

and vw and apple might be collaborating on a car? is that like the eddie bauer jeep wagoneer? i’m all for it.

ok, off for the weekend to bar harbor with my son.


Author: stephen

stephen harris is a writer, painter and a photographer who lives with his family in maine.

2 thoughts on “a little blank today”

  1. Hi Stephen,
    Fellow MS blogger here in Pennsylvania. Those days when it seems like your brain ran away are terrible for me. Sometimes it helps me to eat something (brain food?) even if it is just a yogurt or an Instant Breakfast. Re: Klonipin for leg cramps. The only bad thing I found with Klonipin is that once the med gets into my body, it has no idea what it is supposed to relieve. Always wondered how pills know where to go once they get inside. (smile) I use Requip for the restless legs/arm. As for leg cramps, I’ve cut down on anything that comes in a plastic capsule (meds) and stick to tabs, liquids, soft gels. Also an exercise plan is key – if you walk around the block or at least l/4 to 1/2 mile a day, those leg cramps are gone. Instead of a pill for them, I also use a hand held massager ($15 in Walmart) to massage out the ache when I get them.

    I can’t wait for the weather to change here in PA. I don’t especially like the holiday Halloween but once it is over, I know the days will be getting better for me. The heat and the rain are killers. Stop by my blog for some humor and insights. http://disablednotdead-anne.blogspot.com

    Have a nice Labor Day weekend. Anne

  2. Generally a blank day for me is a precursor to some really significant fatigue. Rest is important, even if you don’t quite recognized it as tiredness.

    Most of my exacerbations began at the end of summer, so I think it has to do with the heat still hanging in there while we make the fall preparations.

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