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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

Society Scholar*

I was diagnosed with MS in 1994. I've just read the Fall edition of Momentum. An article talked about Society Scholar Jane Brach. Our daughter will be a college sophomore this fall. How can she find out about applying? 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

Feeling Awkward*

My name is Samantha, I am 23 years old, and I've never had anyone to talk to about MS, and I would like to change that. I've had numerous conversations with people who empathize and I've been in therapy, but I have found that talking to someone who is in a similar situation, or with similar experiences works a… Read More


So, you say you are having problems relating with your friends and family besides the people at work. You think there is no way to change the issues that you deal with every day and are becoming more frustrated with ms and the world. You can not afford therapy but want things to work out for the better.  Well… Read More

Gilenya effect on Sperm?*

Dear MS fellows,  I have a question regarding being pregnant while being on Disease modifying medication. It seems to be an easy question, as it is categorised as below. Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in… Read More


My sister lives in Houston and has MS. I live in another state. I believe she is suffering from depression. She doesn't leave the house and doesn't do anything. Can someone recommend a psychiatrist, preferably one that will take her medicaid Read More

MS and child custody*

I have a very manipulative narcissistic ex husband who does not care about the kids. He disappeared for 2 years. Cut a long story short he is seeing them again now. I have never ever stopped contact and he has nothing on me but I have lots on him such as frequently letting the girls down for contact and me… Read More

Parent/child relationship*

I have read several posts here from people who have a parent with MS and need advice. There is a children's book that I used to read to my son when he was little (he's an adult now) called Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. The mother has a baby and loves him and takes care of him through all the stages. Then… Read More

Anger and Confusion *

I don't even know where to begin, I apologize in advance if this is all over the place or it doesn't make sense. My mom has MS, she was diagnosed in 2001 (I was 3 at the time, now 18). The progression of her MS was pretty slow at first, but when I entered middle school it seemed to pile on her all at once. She… Read More

Mother with MS, really need help*

Hi, my name is Chandler and my mom was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS a few months ago but have been affected by it undiagnosed since April. Her progression has been so incredibly fast that she went from perfectly fine to completely confined to a wheelchair in 3 months. She must be under 24 hour care… Read More

Work/Home/Life/Caretaker balance? *

Is there such a thing? I feel overwhelmed working outside the home. I feel like there is never enough time in the day to take him to his appointments, run errands, and keep the house in order when he is having bad days. I am the only one who can. His family doesn't understand his sickness and are extremely… Read More

Mr. Fixit*

I am a caregiver for my wife who has MS. I am, and always have been, a "fixer", but I cant fix this, and It kills me.I looked at myself in the mirror last night and came to the realization that since my wife's diagnosis, 1 1/2 years ago, I have been so focused on making her comfortable and trying to see that… Read More


Hi all I've met someone recently that's just been diagnosed with Ms I really like him and was just wondering if anyone has any advice as to how I could help and support him Read More