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oldhippie
Insurance, what f***ing joke!!!

I have insurance pay alot of money for it but they don't seem to want to pay for anything realted to my MS. I was told bu my pcp after going to see about a lot of bad pain's all over my body falowing a car accident where was out cold for over two minuts. I was sent for x-rays, ct scanes, emg's, eeg's, and so… Read More

caroletion
Writing a Blog...

Hi, I have been diagnosed with benign MS for about 13 years. I am about to undergo a major risk reducing mastectomy procedure called a DIEP, and aware that this could have serious repercussions for my MS. I am writing a blog about this, if you'd like to see it. https://diepdecision.wordpress.com/ If… Read More

tallgal
Digging out of the hole with a spoon.*

Hi to everyone! So, I've slid into a hole and now I have to try to dig myself out... I let taking really good care of myself be put on the back burner and didn't remember to stir it... now am stuck with a really icky mess to clean up! I am attempting to dig myself out of this hole... I had (stupidly… Read More

tallgal
Help?!? *

Hello, I have noticed that alot of people are looking for strategies to help them get through the day a little easier. I think we all probably have ways we make it a little better for ourselves and I think we should share them. I'm decently new to this site and maybe there is already a post (or several… Read More

Amy_C
Hair loss and MS??or the drugs??

Hi all I was just diagnosed in July and am on copaxone.  Has anyone experienced hair loss from copaxone or just from MS in general?  It looked like I had a hand mitt of hair in the shower, which is way beyond my normal hair shedding!! Thanks in advance Amy Read More

zjsalaman
skin irritation

For the last 5-6 months I've been having skin irritation.  If I scratch at a part of my body it tirns into bright read marks where I scratched and then the skin is extremely itchy and burning. My skin has never done this before and I am just wondering if anyone else having this issue.  Read More

oldhippie
Fitbit *

I have gotten one reply about this and would really like to hear from others that use one and which one really works the way they say it will. I want to add it to my things of surrville like my new bugo walker I got this week and love it. It has helped me get out of my dungen and move something I have not… Read More

heather7205
Oral Hygiene and Dysphagia *

My mother in law was diagnosed with MS roughly 9 years ago. She is now bed bound with a feeding tube and on oxygen therapy. Her ability to swallow is becoming non existant and she has been choking on saliva more frequently. The question I have is concerning oral health. Her teeth cannot be brushed. She has a… Read More

moore7200

Hi there...I haven't talked much to anybody about the MS thing...but it is really getting me down. I can't do things like stay up late at night, general household duties, go, go and go. I work a full time job, have 5 kids (all adults) and 13 grandbabies...I LOVE to have them over and spend family time. I am… Read More

Tinabonina
Impending doom or Depression*

Lately i have been having a feeling of "impending doom." There are times i can trick myself to think about other things but this feeling is still there. I have become so stressed and I know that is not a good thing. I feel like I am lost and have no idea how to get back on track or to feel right again. I… Read More

sdaniels89
I'm officially INSANE.*

I've always had anxiery issues and I'm pretty sure I was bipolar, but now it is to the extreme. I SNAP, and I mean snap now. The Dr. gave me a few things for mood, which work for a little while; then something messed up will happen (like catching my boyfriend on craigslist, yes craigslist) and I will feel… Read More

looneybiz

It's been a rough year for me physically. I went from a guy who was relatively active (although I've always had stamina problems) to guy who couldn't stand for 20 minutes. Mentally and emotionally it's been rough too. I sometimes feel like the quality of humility is being force fed to me. (I never liked that… Read More

maria1
Practical Matters*

In case you don't know, here are a few tips to save money energy aggrivation and time. Instead of buying those bulky laundry products consider Soap Nuts, from the Soap Nut trees in China, sold at Amazon, the nuts are put in a small muslin bag the size of old fashioned cowboy tobacco pouches and added to… Read More

KIM_9
PLEASE READ I NEED ADVICE DESPERATELY!!!!!!

DIAGNOSED IN MAY 2012, BEEN THROUGH 3 NEUROLOGISTS....I HAVE ALL THE CLASSIC SYMPTOMS, IN ADDITION TO SOME NOT SO TYPICAL SYMPTOMS. OTHER THAN RUNNING THE INITIAL TEST AND MAKING THE DX, THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN EVEN SPEAKING ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS...WHAT CAN BE TREATED, WHAT CANT BE, WHAT IS FROM MS OR NOT… Read More

tallgal
You can't make this stuff up!*

Hello to whomever reads this, I tend to have "going on a long rant" feelings about things... here I go again! Of COURSE this is all in my head! ( Derp! I have scars on my brain peeps! ) That doesn't mean that I am not actually FEELING this junk! Just because you can't SEE it doesn't mean that I don't FEEL it… Read More

looneybiz

So, here is the situation, I have a 3 day Bible education convention coming up soon. I go to these every year and I really enjoy them. Being around thousands of others who appreciate the Bible is a nice feeling, plus the information is always great... But... I'm not sure what I'm capable of anymore. First… Read More

maria1
change*

pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters. Nothing stays the same yet it seems to. Every day i get up and go through the same routine. When I think about it, most of my life is sleeping, washing, eating, dressing. I haven't timed it yet, should though, but most of my life is the same old stuff. I get up and groom… Read More