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ahayes256
smoking? *

So I'm coming up on a year since my diagnosis and have been doing great. As a 24 year old I had been smoking since 11th grade probably around 2010, never a heavy smoker a black and mild cigar or three a month. Ive come this far without smoking and dont plan on going back I was just wondering how smoking affects… Read More

davidwilly
The Benefits to Buying a Condo*

One of the many benefits you will find when you choose condos for sale over other properties is that you don't have to worry about any exterior maintenance. When buying family home, you need to keep a budget aside for those unexpected external emergencies, such as a damaged roof, a tree that falls down in your… Read More

TwstdsilverWI
Worst Neuro/GP visit pre-diagnosis*

What was your worst Dr visit pre-DX? So here's my short version - Had multiple symptoms and figured stress and/or lack of good sleep. Over a 6 month span I experienced heavy legs, blurred vision, frequent dizzy spells, eye pain, sudden need to urinate, loss of night vision, loss of hand dexterity, food not… Read More

kikomon
Today I Feel Lucky to Have MS...*

...some days I don't, but today I feel like the luckiest person to have MS.  Since my DX almost a year ago, I have a different outlook on life,  I have a whole new tolerance for other people's way of life and have stopped judging people so much.  I'll admit before MS I probably wasn't the most patient or… Read More

Melly
No lesions?*

Hi everyone. I'm new here, I don't have a diagnosis yet, but MS is a possibility. I've done some research of my own and I've read that 1 in 20 people diagnosed with MS do not have lesions on their brain. So my question is....any of you out there that were diagnosed without lesions???? I have optic nerve damage… Read More

SandyOhio
Hilliard Ohio*

I am looking for people who live near me - Hilliard is 15 miles from Columbus, Ohio. I am new here, have MS, still working and want to start a support group. Please let me know if you are interested. Read More

Sallyclaraclutz
Neurologist appointment *

what is a typical neurologist appointment like after diagnosis? Are there specific assessments that the doctor needs to do relating to gait, stability, locations of pain, limb weakness, or depression?  I went in with a list of questions but truly felt that I was taking up too much time. Starting on copaxone… Read More

sspears22
Please Help My Best Friend*

Hello Fellow MS Warriors, I am reaching out today looking for help and guidance that we are all so capable of doing since we live with this disease everyday, My bestfriend was diagnosed just over a year ago, though regrettably, unlike with most cases the relapses never seemed to come to an end. Now my dear… Read More

ssmitty2015
Buckeye Breakaway*

Hello Everyone, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Sam Smith and I am a 21 year old student studying Health Sciences at Ohio State University.  This August, I decided I am going to volunteer to cycle for MS.  This event is called "Buckeye Breakaway" and I am a two-day rider.  I am riding with my… Read More

mmartinez93
i feel real stupid *

My name is matthew martinez, I was diagnosed October 2015 with Ms..I just have been real depressed for sometime...I'm struggling with my diet and working out and my energy is down....it seems stupid to even complain but I can't seem to get myself out of this spot ....I've been recently feeling more of the… Read More

beaurylancambria
I have always been different*

When I was diagnosed over 2 years ago, what scared me the most was having to avoid the heat. I loved the heat! I love everything outdoors in the summer. Laying out, water parks, six flags and barbecues. Last summer I just decided I was going to keep doing what I love, and hope for the best. I was pretty much… Read More

JDinLM
Environmental connections *

Hi, all. I am new here, and am posting for the first time. I was wondering if anyone happens to know if there are any cases of environmental connections, or exposure to anything that is known/found to cause MS? I am asking because when I was diagnosed a few years back, I soon found that there were five other… Read More

gjlisGLORIA
The flu and MS *

Although yes, I do have MS, I rarely becpme ill with anything else. After my last two flu shots I felt as though I was ill. Then about three weeks ago I caught the flu - fever, chills, extreme weakness, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite, sinus trouble and general strong malaise all over my body. It lasted… Read More

nookster
NEW DIAGNOSIS*

I am a 22 year old college student.I was recently diagnosed with Acute Dissemilated Encephalitis Myelitis. After being hospitalized 4 times when i was not progressing, this February i was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS. This has been extremely hard for me. I have my moments to where i am walking and… Read More

gjlisGLORIA
Proctalgia fugax syndrome 😖*

Has anyone experienced this? For me it was a severe and deep cramping in the back anal (or higher) area. I can only relate the discomfort to labour contractions before giving birth! I have only experienced this once and about a week ago when it happened in the middle of the night. Let's talk about it. Gloria Read More

radarsmom
Guilt and other feelings*

I do not have spasticity, numbness, or any other myriad of symptoms I’ve read that MS patients get/have. For that I feel guilty.  I feel guilty that 90 out of 100 days I feel awesome. Those 10 days I’m usually pretty fatigued.  The fatigue hits me hard and fast. One day I’m great, the next I’m down for the… Read More

ssmitty2015
Cycling for MS!!*

Hello Everyone! I would like to announce I am registered for "Buckeye Breakaway".  My goal is to raise as much as I possibly can but at least $500+ for those affected by MS.  I will be cycling 62 miles one day and 75 the next, this is because I have seen what MS can do not only to a person but their families… Read More