thanks a lot everyone the nausea is maybe a little better but still a problem. i think the hardest part may be over now, unless i run into bloodwork issues with the meds...then i'm in trouble. it is frustrating because yesterday i was making plans to take a short dip in the downstairs pool next month - its been 4 yrs since i have done that - but today i have regressed again (i had to go out in the heat to get meds). so its all very very fragile. my regular cab driver made a comment that i seemed more talkative and perky. i noticed the return of some personality for a while. this is so weird. still a very very long way to go, though. those of you who haven't been sick this long or have less neuro involvement will have an easier path, i'm sure. i just hope i do not plateau because there are no more meds to add!