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caution: only for those who want to go there Part One ​After being on 100mg of Zoloft for years, I told the gp I wanted to stop, he said to cut the dose in half for a week then stop it all together. [at the time I did not know that zoloft was one of those drugs that you needed to wean off slowly]. When my… Read More

The Sound Of Silence?*

Just read this article titled Tinnitus and MS: An Annoying combination. To read it,  Click HERE for article. There are quite a few MS symptoms I get daily and one of those is Tinnitus. I get the most common type as explained in the article, Subjective Tinnitus: Head or ear noises that are heard only by the… Read More

stabbing pain in the ear

Has any one experienced a stabbing pain in the ear.  This pain doesn't last long just comes and goes at times.  I am noticing different things happening lately and I have been dealing with MS for just about 20 years now. Read More

Food *

  I have been having a lot of trouble with appetite. Nothing is appealing. I make myself eat because I know I have to, but it's a chore. Anyone else have this problem? Read More

massage therapy*

Ok fellow MS people... who has used massage therapy and does it seem to help? The weather is chaging back to down right cold here in Indiana and I am so stiff and my whole body hurts. I was thinking about doing a massage but I am a little scared. Any thoughts?? Read More

double vision and how was it treated?

double vision and how was it treated? Beginning of Jan. I was told I have MS. I have double vision now, that is how I found out. I am American living in Japan. Did anyone else have double vision and how was it treated? What medicine did you take? Did it cure your double vision?  Read More

Assistance programs*

My wife was diagnosed with MS last spring and has been doing pretty good since her last flare up. She recently had another flare and she is currently in the hospital. She was transferred from the hospital in Wyoming where we live to the hospital in Montana where her MS doctor is. She has been in the hospital a… Read More

Bipolar and MS*

Hello, ​Has anyone been affected by bipolar and MS?  If so how are you dealing and or coping? I am trying to deal with both without any help really due to leaving my job and the stress of people not understanding. They automatically say stop playing the victim. Its annoying and ive basically given up on alot.… Read More

M.S. And Osteoarthritis *

Hi! New to site. I have a question. Wondering if anyone out there, with M.S., also suffers from osteoarthritis. I am having knee replacement surgery because of This in a few months. Has anyone ever experienced this?? Read More

Life Thoughts*

I'm glad that I have this site because I don't know what I would do. Battling this unknown for over a decade at times the depression just gets worse. At the point when this got really bad I lost everything. I lost my job. I lost my boyfriend. I lost my mind. I'm still trying to recover financially and of course… Read More

Do I get a new doctor?*

Hi all! So I am always thinking about the medication I am currently on. My doctor told me, my first time seeing him when he diagnoses me, that I will be on these medications for life. I don't think that's fair to say at all. (Also, variation is key for fighting any infection-side note). I was diagnosed in… Read More

MS and alcohol consumption*

Hello,  Diagnosed about 4 and a half months ago being 25 years old i have found it more tough going out with my friends at time because i dont want to put myself in a sitaution where i feel like i should drink. Ive read about alcohol and MS online and as expected most reccomend to drink in moderation. I didnt… Read More

Medical Coding Errors*

Has anyone else experienced medical coding errors.  I am in the midst of trying to correct an error made by a coder that resulted in an false diagnosis. The medication I take for fatigue requires 6mo visits to the dr.  After a May 2017 visit, I noticed a document in my records that indicated an outpatient… Read More

Boosting immune system*

Hi there! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on boosting my weak immune system. I get sick so often and honestly it's just exhausting. If there is a person around me and they are sick I get it; my kids come home with a bug- I get it and so on. It's just aweful. Illness is already starting early here in… Read More

Therapy Dog *

Hello everyone, I'm new to this, I was directed here by Maren from the National MS Society, they thought the community here might be able to help with the dilemma I'm having. There is more detailed information about me/my journey in my profile, but the reason I'm here today specifically, is because I'm trying… Read More

Newly Diagnosed and Feeling Lost*

This is going to be long...:) I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago. I am 47 and a mom to 2 teens and one young adult. Early this summer I started getting painful tightness in my torso with pain in my rib cage, left side only. At the same time, I had numbness in my left leg and both feet (that has happened on an… Read More


Hi, I’m new here. I tend to not use my actual name on sites, but you can call me Claude. Sorry this is going to be long, but I wanted to share my story as an introduction. Hope that’s okay. :)I was diagnosed with MS in 2017 on my 27th birthday. It was during my last year of optometry school, which consisted of… Read More