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Resiliency With MS

People living with MS are often familiar with, and at times masters of, resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to adjust to misfortune or change; with the many day-to-day unknowns of MS, share…

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shelljenea
First MRI shows 2 nonspecific lesions...*

Hi all, I am in the process of possibly being diagnosed with MS.  I just had an MRI without contrast done last night and got the results back.  Specifically, this was the explanation of…

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carriehardy24
The struggle of getting drs on board*

hello everyone. I am seeking some advice from people with possible  similar experiences. A few weeks ago (around 4-5) I woke up and my right arm was completely asleep for no reason. I let it…

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kskast
2 Month Diagnosed with so many questions*

Hello, I was diagnosed on August 22nd, at the age of 41, after being admitted to the hospital with vertigo, numbness and pain.  I am a pretty private person.  In fact, I was once referred to…

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ashermaman
Representative government means civic duty to express themselves.*

That means, as people with a diagnosis of ms, its us that's in need of true representation to the global community.   Which of us is the most educated, in what areas of specialties, from…

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swisstex
gen. inquiry *

My sister and my brother both had MS. Now, one of my nieces had been diagnosed with it as well. Doctors are considering treating her with either Plegridy (pegiferon beta1a) or Copaxone. I…

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waltzing_matilda
Is it possible for an American with MS to retire abroad? *

Hi.  I'm in my 50s and no longer working.  I recently inherited enough money to live a good life without having to work.  The only thing in the way is this &%@# disease.  I always planned to…

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lbj1808
Newly diagnosed after way too long. *

I am 51, and have been fighting the battle of being undiagnosed and very sick for very long.  I became ill initially at 38, although I've had symptoms off and on since 31.  After years of…

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shellyw180
Really bad face pain, nothing helps, anyone else?*

Hi folks i have started get excruciating face pain that is like a stabbing hot poker. It comes then goes then comes again, its bad. Doc thinks it may be TN - anyone else? and if so what do…

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tashaytha
Change from Tysabri to Ocreluzimab or Alemtuzumab Experiences*

I am interested in getting to know the experience of indidvualds that changed treatments from Tysabri to Ocreluzimab or Alemtuzumab.I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2007. My MRI…

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MSconnection
Managing MS related Depression*

Depression is not a sign of personal weakness. It is a significant, potentially life-threatening, symptom of MS that interferes with function and quality of life and makes other MS symptoms…

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hollylaffin
The news of having to change to Gilenya*

Hi, I have recently been back from my latest MRI and sadly it would seem I have some pretty severe lesions popping up. My neurologist has recommended I switch drugs from Copaxel to gilenya.. .…

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anywhereoutofthisworld
Bad Blood*

In August of this year I inquired via email about donating plasma and received this reply from a plasma donation center -Our apologies but unfortunately people diagnosed with Multiple…

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lyvie01
Possible MS - New Neurologist Appt. Questions*

Hi, (sorry, long explanation. 34 y/o female, first symptoms 2013) 2013: I originally was made aware of the possibility of MS due to having physical therapy for pinched nerves/ herniated discs…

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CrisEliP
About a Mother*

Hello, my name is Cris. I am now eighteen and for the years since my mother has been diagnosed with MS, I have mostly shrugged it off and focused on my own thing. Being a teenager my main…

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bbecker227
PLEASE ALL I WANT IS SOME DIRECTION!! *

These symptoms have been going on for about 4 months now. My left eye started to feel irritated, or dry feeling. Then one day i got this electrical shock like jolt straight down my back into…

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jackbijou
How do I ask my doctor?*

I'm new to this, I'm sorry if this is a repost... I have symptoms, both common and uncommon, of MS. I am becoming increasingly worried about it all... My doctor recently diagnosed me with…

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april9517
Copaxone stories?? Being taken off Rebif*

My liver enzymes are through the roof! So he is switching me to Copaxone. Anything I should know?

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sammarch
Laryngitis/voice problems *

hi i was recently diagnosed in January (RRMS) and have not had a relapse since. I have been feeling healthy and good, although I have been stressed at school, and going out alittle too much…

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tcnez01
My husband says he has MS. . .*

Hello. My husband often tells me he has MS but has never been to the doctor, he just self diagnosed himself and says he has a grandma that had it. I keep telling him to see a doctor but he…

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bethyrosie
Is this what an Ms hug feels like?*

Hi.  The sensations I get I get quite often. It'll last anywhere from a few minuets to a hour. I am having chest tightness. It seems like it taking more effort to expand my lungs. It feels…

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