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Has Anyone Any Experience Of Amantadine (Symmetrel) For MS Fatigue?

Has Anyone Any Experience Of Amantadine (Symmetrel) For MS Fatigue?

Hello,

I have to sleep everyday for at least 1.5 hours and desperately need something to stop/reduce that onset of heavy head. I have tried many things like fatigue management and Modafinil which was too strong for me as it kept me up at night and when I did finally sleep I could feel my mind ticking as if I was only half asleep.

Therefore, I started Amantadine today 100mg per day. Has anyone tried this and if so, do you have any advice for me?

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes, no help. Only thing that has even come close to helping at all for me is Adderall, and that just barely touches the fatigue, especially on a bad… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Have You Ever Experienced Ankle Clonus During A Neuro Exam

Have You Ever Experienced Ankle Clonus During A Neuro Exam

This was a weird one. You know how the ms neuro uses the tuning fork. But they also do hands on tests. I had this weird left ankle clonus the other day when he did the exam. He didn't use the tuning fork to test the ankle clonus just his hand. This is how they can tell you have lesions somewhere on your spinal cord or brain stem.

Here's what it is... It was a strange feeling.

https://www.healthline.com/health/clonus

https://youtu.be/tsdCZEcj3RY

I… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have never had any problem with the tuning fork.

posted almost 2 years ago

Mudajinil

Mudajinil

Is anyone on this and if you are have you had any side effects

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Wow... What you wrote is very moving. Are you able to work? Be well. May 2017 be a good, no, great year for you. And for all on this website! xxoo

posted almost 4 years ago

Has Anyone Tried Rhodiola To Counteract The Fatigue And Have Enough Energy To Get Through The Day?

Has Anyone Tried Rhodiola To Counteract The Fatigue And Have Enough Energy To Get Through The Day?

My neurologist just cleared me to take rhodiola as needed to help with the fatigue. I was curious if anyone else had tried it along with their current medication and what your success was with it.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thanks all for the input! I look forward to hearing about any other experiences!

posted over 7 years ago

Does Anyone Else Experience Complete Loss Of Core Strength When Fatigue Hits And Uncontrollable Bowel And Urinary Function?

Does Anyone Else Experience Complete Loss Of Core Strength When Fatigue Hits And Uncontrollable Bowel And Urinary Function?

When I get tired after walking in the mall I start leaning over like the hunchback of NDame and can't pull my body back up. I also have to wear adult protection for bowel and urinary accidents.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

hi I don't have the back problems and wish I could walk ten feet,but what keeps me going and not resting as much is one of those neck wraps, but you… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Extreme Fatigue And SRMS

Extreme Fatigue And SRMS

I guess I'm going to ask about more that fatigue, but does anyone question whether or not they are just being lazy and/or feel guilty about not being able to do much, if anything. I can't findf answers from my docs. I am taking 45 mg of dexedrine and nuerontin sp? and they help a bit. I build up tolerance to meds easily cuz I;ve been on some for of many meds for 30 years. (I have bipolar II disorder, which is the lesser challenging og the the two types). I've havee ms for 10 or 11 years… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Tired

posted over 2 years ago

Progressive Ms

Progressive Ms

Hi i was recently told i have progressive ms at my last appt. i had also decided before being told that i wanted to go off my rituxan. I could tell the dr thought i was crazy but i have been on it for 2 and half years and still am progressing. Part of me is at peace with my decision and part of me is scared! Anyone else have progressive ms and not taking medicine??

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hello everyone I was diagnosed with MS only five years ago only to find out just last year that the monster that has taken up residence in my body is… read more

posted 11 months ago

Is It "typical" To Need To Stop And "rest" During Short Walks? Fatigue Like A "true" Workout; Why Is This?

Is It "typical" To Need To Stop And "rest" During Short Walks? Fatigue Like A "true" Workout; Why Is This?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Excellent info - thank you for sharing it. I try to keep apprised, but its hit and miss sometimes.
I really appreciate your feedback and worth a try.

posted 10 months ago

Who Is On Betaseron And For How Long?

Who Is On Betaseron And For How Long?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I just stopped taking my Betaseron. The shakes after taking it are worse than I felt before the medicine and the baclofen isn't helping at all. Now just… read more

posted almost 5 years ago