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    ms coxpaone tired
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    ireneliz posted:
    just found out i have ms
    been on coxpaone for the past month
    i am so tired all the time why?
    how do i know coxpaone is working?
    im still working but i had to go from 40 hours to 10 to 16 hours a week
    due to having a real hard time standing and walking and being tired
    im running out of money/ i think i need to go on ssi or ssd
    i have worked all my life im now 53
    my paper work from ss says if i can no longer work i might get $1300 a month will i get that? is it hard to get? does it take along time to get?
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    Neil S Lava, MD responded:
    You need to talk with your neurologist about your fatigue. There are medications that can be used for patients who have fatigue with her multiple sclerosis.
    We usually repeat the brain MRI 6 months after starting therapy. By that time we can tell whether the medication is being effective. This is based on symptoms and MRI findings.

    Getting disability can be a long and very frustrating process. You might call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and talk with him about disability. They can give you more insights into this process.


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