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taryn82ny
back pain while standing?*

HI ALL! JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE CAN RELATE TO THE FOLLOWING. WHENEVER I AM STANDING STILL , LIKE WAITING FOR THE BUS IN THE MORNING, ANYTHING OVER 5 MINUTES OR SO...MY LOWER BACK STARTS TO HURT. IT IS THE SAME FEELING I USED TO GET WHEN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE MALL FOR HOURS...THAT PAIN WHERE YOU JUST… Read More

maria1
Lies*

As we read many of these posts one theme keeps surfacing. We are astounded when confronting lies. Part of us can not believe what we hear and part of us is so trusting that we believe what we hear. And then when a falsehood is identified we are enraged with ourselves for not seeing it sooner. We bought the… Read More

chicagorunner07
Relationships*

Hi I am 51 and never married. My students say I look 30. I am called beautiful quite often. I wonder why I can't find the right man that is ok with the MS? It makes me soooooo... sad. Most of my firiends are married with children, and grand children. Then, there is me. I do not fit in anywhere. So only… Read More

klkerr
Coworker overreacting to reduced hours*

Hi, my name is Kristin. This is my first post on here but I have been diagnosed with ms since I was 18. I have been working full time (40hrs/wk) for almost 2 years and it's finally gotten to the point where I can't keep it up. I'm married and barely have enough energy left at the end of the day to cook… Read More

determined1
acceptance and denial

i was diagnosed a year ago next month.  i absolutely HATE this disease and everything that is assoc. with it.  people keep telling me im in denial and that i need to accept it.  i can't seem to come to terms with it.  yes i have this crooked little stick they call a cane, but that doesn't mean  i have to be… Read More

baseballguy1226
Had an MRI today *

Been having weird feeling in my foot and finally got an MRI doctor just called at 9pm left a message saying I need to start steroids... I knew something was wrong and I'm happy it's been discovered but I'm nervous I was only diagnosed in February so I don't know what to think... I was finally getting… Read More

maria1
Inappropriate behavior *

Knowing there is a problem is the first step in solving it. Triggers are actions or words thaat evoke automatic inappropriate responses, I know where it comes from, my childhood, big deal so what, irrelevant, correcting it is another issue. Being a victim was easy when one was the smallest, not the first nor… Read More

dmarie5
Is it MS insomnia or MS fatigue?*

Up all night from insomnia again...which reminded me that I posted the below discussion in the MS fatigue group and not in discussions the other day (insomnia then too), so I am reposting it in discussions now. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone - a disgusting 32 degrees in Central Ohio this morning… Read More

draytonb
Motor Vehicle Options*

Female spouse, 68 yrs old, has had MS since 1987.  Secondary progressive stage.  Lives in a retirement center with caregiver husband, 70 yrs old.  Owns 2010 Odyssey van.  Use hybrid wheelchair (transfer chair to which large wheels can be added.)  Also uses a walker to traverse short distances; Desire to… Read More

Cristyne

I was staying with a friend that I've known since childhood until I found an apartment. Unfortunately my MS had other plans for me. It decided to get progressively worse to the point where I could no longer go up & down the stairs anymore. So I had to make other arrangements. I had thought I found a place… Read More

tcb67
My teen with MS*

My son is 16 and has had MS since oct of 2013. Up unitl now we have been handling it well as a family and his daily injections have been working. Lately though, he has been really irritable and has been directing all of his anger towards me ( his mom) and try as i might to reach out and keep those lines of… Read More