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Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sleep specialist
Kinda cool. I was complaining to one of my clinical trial nurses that I was tired a lot of the time but that I don't believe it's my MS. It's that I sleep so poorly. It's the curse, I tell you be a light sleeper. Hate it! On average I get 5 or so hours of poor sleep. So, anyways, she forwarded me to a sleep specialist. They sent me a big questionaire and I have to record for two weeks my sleep pattern. I have to record how long I sleep, how many times I woke up in the night, how long I was awake for those times and how many hours each night I sleep.

In the questionaire, they asked a couple questions that I found interesting. One was about being too hot at night. I definately have this as one of my issues. I overheat, or because I don't seem to feel temperature in my body well I am fluctuating all over the place and can't sleep through the changes in temperature. The other question was about having shocks in your legs. I thought this was an MS symptom cuz I get it during the day too and not just at bed time. and I get them in my arms. So, it'll be interesting to see what they say and if they'll want me to stay at the sleep clinic under monitor. I'd sure like to sleep better than I do these days.