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Chuck58
Chuck58 joined the group
7 days ago
Chuck58

Chuck58

Apex, NC
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  • Connection to MS Partner or Spouse of a person with MS
sharon-peer
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9 days ago
sharon-peer

sharon-peer

Redondo Beach, CA
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  • Age 61
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  • Connection to MS Parent of person with MS
ilaria
ilaria joined the group
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ilaria

ilaria

Catawissa, PA
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  • Connection to MS Caregiver of a person with MS, Partner or Spouse of a person with MS
cassandra2
cassandra2 created discussion MS in multiple family members
18 days ago

Hi everyone,

I can't find any statistics but I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can...

 

I'm wondering what the chance of getting MS is for myself...  My mom and my brother both have it.  All I can find is that it is a 2 to 5% chance if you have one family member with it.  

 

Also, I have symptoms that overlap fibromyalgia. My MRI showed no lesions a year ago and the lumbar puncture was okay as well.     

I feel like my doctor thinks I'm a hypochondriac but I'm really just trying to stay on top of this!  After my mom's missed diagnosis for a couple of decades, I want to make sure I'm on top of it.  If I have it, I want to know so I can start treatment.    

cassandra2
cassandra2 joined the group
18 days ago
cassandra2

cassandra2

San Marcos, CA
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  • Connection to MS I may have MS (undiagnosed), Child of a person with MS, Sibling of a person with MS
tricia_sau
tricia_sau joined the group
19 days ago
tricia_sau

tricia_sau

Fort Smith, AR
  • Gender Female
  • Age 38
  • Relationship Single
  • Connection to MS Sibling of a person with MS
kld16
kld16 joined the group
24 days ago
kld16

kld16

Saint Paul, MN
  • Gender Female
  • Age 30
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  • Connection to MS Child of a person with MS
Kirby1252
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25 days ago
Kirby1252

Kirby1252

, SC
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  • Connection to MS Child of a person with MS
swimmom09
swimmom09 joined the group
26 days ago
swimmom09

swimmom09

Ware, MA
  • Gender Female
  • Age 38
  • Relationship N/A
  • Connection to MS Caregiver of a person with MS, Child of a person with MS, Other relative of a person with MS, Sibling of a person with MS
ivyrose
ivyrose joined the group
27 days ago
ivyrose

ivyrose

Carson, WA
  • Gender Female
  • Age 48
  • Relationship Single
  • Connection to MS I am living with MS
dlshell
dlshell replied to discussion RE:Support
28 days ago

My husband was diagnosed four years ago and has the same main symptoms as your husband, compounded with memory issues and depression, sometimes sever.  At this point he's hardly left the house in the past 5 months unless to go to work and has cut contact with the majority of his friends and family.  It's devastating to me.  He's on anti-depressents, along with all the other pain management meds.  And it is exhausting to hear how bad he feels, etc.. multiiple times a week. 

Because of his pain and fatigue he works four days a week, about 30 hours a week.  I work two jobs, a full time office job and waiting tables on the weekends to make ends meet.  And that's exhausting too.  I know he works as much as he can, and would love to do more.  But it's so hard to not get resentful and think that there is more he could do. 

To help with the negative feelings, I take time for myself, as much as possible.  I go to dinner with friends once a week, sometimes twice, and always take time at night for myself, usually watching tv after he's gone to bed, even if it's just for 30 minutes.  I know it's not much guidance but it does help to be able to vent to friends about what is going on.  And sometimes I vent to my husband.  I try to keep it in check, because it tends to spiral him into depression, but he also has to understand that we are going through this together, he's not alone in this. 

I have just joined this site and it's the first time i've connected with others who have partners/spouses with MS.  Over the past few months it has become more and more obvious that i need to contact more people in my situation and join some support groups to help me through this.  Contact me anytime you want to chat or vent! 

dlshell
dlshell joined the group
28 days ago
dlshell

dlshell

Atlanta, GA
  • Gender Female
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  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS Partner or Spouse of a person with MS
jack7273s
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28 days ago
jack7273s

jack7273s

Stroudsburg, PA
  • Gender Male
  • Age 65
  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS Parent of person with MS
coffeegirl3
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29 days ago
coffeegirl3

coffeegirl3

Woodstock, IL
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  • Age 40
  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS Partner or Spouse of a person with MS
itautitawapuddytat
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1 month ago
itautitawapuddytat

itautitawapuddytat

, VA
  • Gender Female
  • Age 45
  • Relationship Divorced
  • Connection to MS I am living with MS
slshu
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slshu

slshu

, NC
  • Gender N/A
  • Age 46
  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS I may have MS (undiagnosed)
sstruck4
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sstruck4

sstruck4

Reseda, CA
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Katie-E
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Katie-E

Katie-E

Dallas, TX
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  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS Child of a person with MS
melly111
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melly111

melly111

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  • Gender Female
  • Age 37
  • Relationship Married
  • Connection to MS I am living with MS
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QuietStorm

QuietStorm

Philadelphia, PA
  • Gender Male
  • Age 29
  • Relationship Divorced
  • Connection to MS I am living with MS, Child of a person with MS