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Starting a family...*

Hi Ladies and Gents Has anyone ever had fears of starting a family knowing that you have MS? No one knows what the cause of MS is but there are theories such as genetics. I personally am terrified at the thought of passing it on to my child. Just my mind racing again lol Read More

Daughter wirh MS*

Im new to this. My daughter is 31 she was recently diagnosed bout 5 yrs ago. I dont understand all the different stages or what to expect. She lost sight in her left eye now has back. She was put on some meds because she was having terrible pain in her face. She couldnt walk. Dr said maybe the meds give a week.… Read More


I have been dating someone with MS for the last 6 months. As time goes on, he shares more about the disease and is more open about what is going on with his symptoms. I have my own personal insecurities about relationships, which creates frustration for him. He feels that i dont dully understand what he is… Read More

Treating MS using a FLOATATION TANK*

I am sharing this Information with you because it comes from my heart. I am not sellling anything nor am I affiliated with anyone. The links that I share are links I've found via a simple online search. I personally have a floatation tank AKA a sensory deprivation tank, (explaination below* or visit www… Read More

My mom has MS*

I am officially 14 now. I just turned 14 last month. My name is Annysia (A-knee-see-a) I know it is a very uncommon and weird name.  My mom is 34 and has MS. She has had it for about 9 to 10 years now. When I was in 2nd grade. One morning we were getting ready to head out the door for school. My mom was still… Read More

caregiving for a depressed spouse*

I have been married for 31 years to my best friend.  He has had MS for 21 years and the last few years have been challenging for him.  Lately, his mood has been very down due to his increased pain and having to retire medically.   this depressed mood is manifested as irritability alternating with deep… Read More


Well, I'm going to try this again. I've been officially diagnosed since 2011 but I feel I've had symptoms a lot longer. Probably since the late 90s. Anyways, My problem is in my family still not understanding the toll MS can bring on someone. Not just physically but also the mental toll. One example is my son. … Read More

Spouse and special needs children and MS *

Been married to my spouse a little over a year known him for thirteen years. My previous relationship was as abusive. Which caused my self and my two kids some problems my son has PTSD and ADHD and medical needs. My daughter has similar issues I have been busy dealing with all their needs and my MS which has… Read More

Husband doesn't get it*

My husband is a manly man, and that has always been a source of conflict in my marriage.  He expected me to move in and be his mother - to cook, clean, mend, sew, all of that "women's work" stuff that just doesn't interest me.  We met late in life.  I was a feminist and a career woman.  I owned my own home.  I… Read More

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 focus was myself and what I wanted to do. My focuses weren't set on the woman that had raised me as a single mother and who… Read More

Helping my Granny.*

Hello! My name is Emily. I'm 16 years old. I know I know that's a little young to be on a site such as this, but I'm in search of Help! My grandmother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004. However, recently, New lesions have been discovered. The once proud, independent, intelligent woman I knew now has… Read More

Parent has MS*

Hello,      I am new to this site and am looking for some information on MS being hereditary.  My mother was diagnosed late in life and I am terrified I will also have it.  I have no symptoms as of right now, but have also read things about MS beginning during pregnancy.  As someone potentially looking to… Read More

What would you say?*

Somewhat hypothetical question: If the people closest to you (family and/or friends) got together with you and were genuinely interested in trying to understand what your life is like with MS... What would you like to convey? Read More


Hi, it's been a couple of month since my wife and I decided that this year we want to have our first kid. I've always known that women have to stop treatment if they want to become pregnant but up until now nobody (including my doctor and Biogen) has been able to tell me if there is any danger for the baby… Read More


  hi, this is my first time on any MS forum.  I'm looking on how to deal with my wife's mood swings.  It's so bad I feel it's going to kill me if I don't leave her, and I never consider that an option.      She is 50, and still has most mobility.  The moods are  will be fine for weeks,  a little bit of… Read More


I was diagnosed in August 6 2004. Until that time, my sense of freedom had no bounds. Going from being married to a nurse, to being divorced from a nurse; to living at home with my controlling mother(whom we shall refer to as Maggie). Don't misconstrue my rant as being a petulant unappreciative child. I am… Read More