I had the prescription filled as soon as we got back to Hervey Bay and took a tablet - 0.325mg. By the next day, I could walk normally and a lot of the pain had gone out of my muscles. I could write normally again. I was back!!
During the following week when I titrated up to the next dose level (0.75mg), the car became easier to steer and drive. I was dealing with nausea from the medication though, and reflux, and mind-numbing exhaustion! And was still affected by the heat and humidity. Other than that, I "had my life back" and could function like everyone else. I stopped having to move my left arm or my shoulder to become comfortable.