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Starting a Family/Pregnancy*

Hi All! I'm 27 years old and was diagnosed with RRMS in 2012. I'm getting married in 11 days (holy cow) and for obvious reasons we would like to start a family ASAP. I've already gone off of BC and Copaxone. I've been on Copaxone for 2 years solidly as well as a year before that. I did try, unsuccessfully, a… Read More

New to me...ruined me *

After finding out I have have it, my husband cheats, stops helping me and leaves my older kids to help me. I move back with my parents because of his abuse, and he moves her in. So not only did I lose my marriage, but my family is broken and I'm left with hardly a body to move me and list everything for me… Read More

Wedding blog*

Hi Friends, After 2+ years "hiding" in the MS closet while I processed what all this means in my life, fought with insurance companies,  learned to give myself shots and sing a song in my head for a half an hour during MRIs :),  I have decided to stop hiding and tell my truth if you will, via a wedding… Read More

Need Advice ....Am I wrong??*

Lately I have no idea whats going on with me physicaly lets just say im extremely tired... I may give a rant here because im frustrated so Please bare with me. My day starts out at 530 am i get my son up and ready for school send him off and start with my second child to get her going, as well as myself i… Read More

can't seem to "get over it".*

Hi all! I'm pretty new to this site... I hope I'm putting this in the right place... I've been married for almost 19 years. I struggled with symptoms for many years before being diagnosed 4 years ago. The first years of my marriage were very tumultuous. My husband was an abusive alcoholic. He has been sober… Read More

venting *

I don't want anyone to say how much tougher they have it.  I'd like sympathy or empathy and possible constructive advice. My wife has MS for the past maybe 11 years and has been steadily declining and less independant and more reliant on me.   I really hate cleaning urine from the car- it smells bad… Read More

Thank you caregivers *

Yesterday was not a very good day for me. It was one of those days where I felt defeated by the mere prospect of taking a shower and getting dressed. (My oldest is leaving for college in a few days... I'm super busy, way emotional and frazzled!) I pep talked myself through my morning and got on with the… Read More


Does anyone else out there have a completely unsupportive spouse or think your symptoms are worse at times BECAUSE of your spouse?  Is it just me? Read More

Loved one not taking you seriously*

I want to start off by saying that my fiance loves me very much and will do anything for me, but I just feel that he doesn't fully understand the way I feel. I guess it is obvious that he will never really understand how I feel inside because he does not live with MS. I have let it go for some time now but I… Read More

Special Project*

Hello Everyone!  My name is Emily. I am 24 years old and I have a very special friend who recently been diagnosed with RRMS. I want to do something special for him, to help him process this huge change in his life. I find that as a friend it can be difficult to understand just what he is going through and… Read More

I wish my parents understood....*

I have been in different types of pain all of my life whether it be my bad knees or scoliosis I've always had some pain but I was brought up that everybody has pain and you just work right on through it never stopping. you work your tail off at your job and you come home and do everything that needs to be… Read More

Memory Loss *

Hello all. My father was diagnosed in 1988, when I was 4. I'm 30 now and he is living in a nursing home with many other MS patients. He is sometimes in a chair, but mostly in bed. Speech is terrible, no dexterity left, and having swallowing issues. His short term memory has been worsening over the past year… Read More

Marriage, Emotions, and Cognitive*

Hi Everyone, I have been reading quite a lot on here, and I really really really could use some help. About me, I have been married for 17 years, my wife was diagnosed 3 months before we got married, with RR, 4 years ago she went to secondary progressive and has gone steadily downhill. When I searched… Read More

Struggling to understand *

Today I joined MSconnection in hoping to understand and to get support. My boyfriend has MS and everyday is a struggle. I know it's hard. I honestly don't even know what to say and I don't have anyone to talk to about it. My worries my concerns. Why does there have to be MS? Sometimes I find myself getting… Read More