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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

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

What do we Do? *

Hello, I'm writing this on behalf of my mum. She's recently diagnosed with MS and too be frank the whole situation is a rather large joke although we aren't finding it funny. She's receiving no help and support. The doctors currently are failing my mum, massively. She's worked in schools for the past 15 years… Read More

How did you take the news.*

Everyone responds differently to bad news. But when a Doctor tells you "You have MS" the responds can range from relief to some just dropped the world on you.  Mine was "kaboom there was an earth shattering kaboom" Thought my world was over. Doing some research helped with that but still. Didn't help with the… Read More

Need someone to help guide me *

I'm feeling frustrated, I feel that I just want to be alone where I don't bother anyone of my family. I was researching assisted living because I feel that way they can come and visit me and I am away from all to be left in peace and quiet. I'm just fed up with everyone in my household stating  that I bring… Read More

Life with MS*

Hey, everyone I just joined MS connection although I've had MS for about 6-7 years. I am now 29 there were a lot of bumps in the road when I first go diagnosed. I hate seeing people having difficulties getting diagnosed because ironically the doctor diagnosed me but said that my symptoms were worsening because… Read More

Day-to-Day awareness *

Here's the question: do you do anything on a day-to-day basis to raise awareness that you are connected to MS?   Specifically I am asking about wearing an orange wristband from MS, hat, pin, t-shirt, etc.  I hate things on my wrist (haven't worn a watch in a very long time), but feel I should be doing more to… Read More


Hello, My name is Curt. I’m a father, husband, educator, & so much disease is just another part of who I am. My disease is NOT me.  I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remittent MS on Nov 15, 2017. After a missed diagnosis in 2007 and many reassurances that lightning doesn’t strike twice, I have a rare… Read More

Tecfidera and Thanksgiving*

Hi. I was on Copaxone for 2 years and started having bad reactions to the medication.  The doctor is switching me to Tecfidera.  I had to go off of Copaxone approx. 6 weeks ago. Believe it or not, it has been taking some time thanks to insurance and othe situations.  After reviewing the side effects, I am… Read More


Alright, so since I've joined this community, I've seen a lot of depressing posts about no one understanding (of course they don't understand, they aren't going through it) and the posts where newly diagnosed are trying to understand what they are going to go through (it's different for everyone, no one can… Read More