I am quite moved by ALL of the stories and comments regarding MSA and their caregivers. I began having slight tremors on my left side in 2008, and now in 2013, I am retired from a professional career I loved. Mu neurologist diagnosed me with an autonomic dysfunction but stopped short of saying what I have specifically. However, I know it’s MSA. I have every symptom listed anywhere I’ve read about this disease. Now, I am having increased trouble getting words out (of my brain and mouth) and notice more choking on my saliva. I use a walker. I have a pacemaker and am cath dependent. Bowel problems are starting. Comments on the diagnosis and/or progression, anyone? The heart pacemaker and the cath issues began in 2009-10. I have OH. I wear a pain patch for horrible muscle and joint pain. My vision is blurry.
Thanks and God’s blessings to all. From USA, Virginia.