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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


Hi, I joined this group to get some honest feedback from those in relationships with ms or who have it. I met my bf on match 6 months ago. All of his pictures were of him fishing, hiking, on road trips or outside. I was attracted to his outdoorsy and healthy lifestyle. He let me know right away that he was on… Read More

Supporting My Dad With MS- Go Pack*

Hi! To start, I hope everyone is doing well and that your new year is off to a wonderful start.   My dad has MS and my siblings and myself nominated him for the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame.  He was chosen as a finalist - a huge honor!  In my nomination and on their voting site, I touch on his battle… Read More

Help! I am losing my husband! *

Hello! I am new here. I am not sure why it took me this long to find this community, but I have. Perhaps because I am desperate to help/save my husband. I'll try to keep this short, simple, and to the point. I have known my husband for 16 years, however, was not a part of his life when he was diagnosed. Since… Read More

Starting a Family *

My husband and I were married this past summer after my MS diagnosis last spring and that was a total blow to our future family plans. We were wanting to start having kids right away and now have to wait. I started treatment in May, we were married in July, and my next MRI is this coming May to see where things… Read More


It was great to see Joe Malone another special person in my life yesterday. Joe was the night time manager when I was still working in the bake shop. Throughout the years we became very close with our warped humor and stories we would share with each other in the early morning hours. That would change in June… Read More