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mlhwils514
Insensitive people*

Hi all. I’m newly diagnosed(November 2017) and find it difficult to tell people. I am definitely not one for pity but when the situation comes up, does anyone else get sick of hearing how someone’s sisters friends cousins mother has MS and is perfectly fine? Or such and such has “this or that” and you should… Read More

OffBalance
What was your age when diagnosed?

At 65 I was diagnosed with MS.  After having the same vision issue 20 years after the first occurance I was sent for an MRI.  Hey, I thought it could be a brain tumor.  My physician sent me for an MRI on the recommendation of my opthamologist.  Came back to my physician and she told me that she felt I had MS… Read More

mamabear0511

Ok so I guess I should start with some back info, about 4 years ago I had woke up and had no use of my left arm, I thought that it was due to sleeping on it the wrong way. I waited for 2 days before going to the doctor about it, then when I went for it they sent me for a CT scan and said that they "thought" it… Read More

justdiagnosed
Absolute nightmare *

Hi folks basically I’ve been diagnosed with ms and am still in hospital I got two weeks of physcio left then it’s back out to the reall world Amm im fairly scared and sorta feel like I’m going out of my mind here basically a chat with people who went through the same at a fairly young age would be helpful I’m… Read More

fizzixgal
Looking for answers and support*

I'm a 62 year old female living in northern New England, a college professor and an avid day hiker. Last May I started noticing an odd feeling of weakness in my right leg when walking, though it didn't disable me in any way. I also noticed that my patellar reflex on that side was very brisk, and when pushing… Read More

vharden
What kind of MS do I have?*

I was diagnosed with MS in September 2017, after a long period of thinking I was crazy, no one really beleiving me, including my family doctor.  I started crying when I found a doctor that believed me and sent me for an MRI, and then my MS was discovered, followed by spinal tap and many other tests.  I was told… Read More

cantstopwontstop
New diagnosis ... doing okay?*

I was diagnosed with RRMS less than a month after I turned 26. I have really truly found that speaking to others has helped me in a lot of ways. knowing what I know now, I think it gives me even more drive. To push through everyday stronger than I was before. Take those “power naps” when I need them. Eating… Read More

DR2018
"Pre" Diagnosis*

I was given a "pre" diagnosis of MS. I havent seen much info on a pre diagnosis. Has anyone else been given this?  I went to my lasty appointment telling my doc I was ready to stop the search. Tests were all normal. Except for the MRI. She said the thing that threw them off, the gp and neuro, was the lesions… Read More

TheBillLarson
From clarity to confusion*

So I saw my neuro for a follow up today, and got far more questions than answers. Three months ago he diagnosed me with RRMS based on two separate and unrelated major neurological events and abnormal CSF. Todays visit was ironically well timed as over the last couple weeks I have had increased pain in and… Read More

bcavos
New to this :(*

On thanksgiving 2017 my whole right side went numb, by December 6th i was in the hospital for 5 days of steroids...then 3 weeks of oral at home... I am very lucky for the recovery I have had but this this MS has sent me in to full on depression that I have been fighting for years. I have spent almost everyday… Read More

kittylover88
First MRI tomorrow to rule out MS*

Hey guys, I'm pretty nervous about having my first MRI tomorrow of my brain to test for MS. I just wanted to ask you if any of you have any tips at all? I was told I didn't have to do anything to prepare but the last time I had an MRI for my neck I was in so much pain just holding still. What helps you guys… Read More

nycteacher1121
New to Treatment*

Hi all! I am newly diagnosed and am in the beginning stages of medication and management of my symptoms. I had a solumedrol treatment back in November to deal with initial lesions and a relapse, but since my doctor has tried to take things slow with me in regards to medication. As of right now I take a… Read More

mlhwils514
Newly Diagnosed*

Hello, I was diagnosed November 2017. I saw a neurologist this week who ran some blood work. My vitamin D came back low and my TSH level was high. He is referring me to an Endocrinologist. Has anyone else had a high TSH level and low vitamin D with multiple sclerosis? Just trying to sort this whole thing out.  Read More

cathwilms
Apologizing to all*

I feel like a whiner! I read your replies and other discussions on here and I am literally embarrassed to complain! Most of you have fought this for a long time and deal with it somehow. You all are a great inspiration and troopers for sure. Thank you for all your comments, advice and cheerful outlooks! I… Read More