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Twice as Many Living with MS

A new National MS Society-led study says nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States. That’s more than twice the previously reported number. Learn more: ntlms.org/2XasMany …

texasdenice
17 yrs of odd symptoms, undiagnosed....*

Hi....going to try to make a long story short.  Symptoms started in 2002 w/ upper arms feeling sunburned.  I had no clue and had not Googled.  Went to my PCP who sent me to a rheumatologist…

whitney777
Just need some thoughts*

Hi everyone, so I'll jump right into it. The past two years I've has a host of issues. Stomach issues, reactive Hypoglycemia, left sided weakness, heat intolerance, heart palpitations…

Beachhaven
Aubagio*

My neurologist wants me to start Aubagio. Anyone with any experience with Aubagio? Side effects? How lomng do they last?

beth67
Chex mix of symptoms *

I’m yet to have an official diagnosis’s. I’ve had a mri which showed lesions on the brain and lumbar puncture. Prior to seeing this neurologist ,who is a specialist. She wanted another lumbar…

wendycc
wheelchair research*

Good evening. My husband is mobile but is clearly transitioning to needing a chair for walking long distances- like when we are out with the kids in the city, traveling, and street festivals…

ashleyn97
MS Treatment Satisfaction Research

Hello everyone,I'm a student at the University of Florida conducting research on the treatment of neurological diseases. My team and I created a survey to better understand patients’ and…

ashleyn97
MS Treatment Satisfaction

Hello everyone,I'm a student at the University of Florida conducting research on the treatment of neurological diseases. My team and I created a survey to better understand patients’ and…

amarrero
MS and Cervical Dystonia *

Hi!! Recently diagnosed with MS. I have Cervical Dystonia, diagnosed 14 years ago. I am being told its very rare to have 2 neurological disorders that completely affect different parts of…

leah-ot
Thinking of getting pregnant

I am new to this forum and was hoping to learn about others' experiences with family planning.  I was recently switched from Aubagio to Copaxone for this reason. I am reading a lot online and…

showmestate
Husband with MS is Mean *

To be specific he is mean only to me. He is a delight around his friends and family but to me he is picky, critical and snarky. He had these qualities before MS and he was “working on this…

thefoxyroxy
Question ~Brain mri with contrast came back no lesions?*

Brain mri with contrast cake back no lesions? My dr said not ms if I have no brain lesions. All symptoms point to ms. Been checked for lymes disease and I do not have that.  Can a spinal tap…

mtagliente
Newly diagnosed teacher *

I was recently diagnosed with MS.  I am a teacher in a high school and wanted to know how other teachers feel about working with MS.   I have missed a ton of days this year and so far behind…

Ayla
OPTIC NEURITIS, treatment w Ocrevus vs Tysabri va Retuximab? *

I am a neuly diagnosed MS, but my MS is apparently several years old. My biggest problem is optic neuritis. I need to select a treatment ASAP and would appreciate the experience of those who…

waltzing_matilda
Ocrevus and Medicare*

I'm switching from bcbs to medicare in a few months and my Neurologist and I have discussed changing my medication to Ocrevus.  Ocrevus does not seem to be covered by any of the medicare…

thefoxyroxy
Do you know if a Lumbar Puncture/Spinal Tap can be done during another procedure?

On the 21st I’m having a lumbar fusion of disk L5L6-S1. Does anyone have any idea if a spinal tap could be done during this time while I am under anesthesia! I’ve gone through cancer and so so…

OneEyedRon
SS CDR*

OK I'm new here and glad I found this forum as I spend most of my time isolated from ppl in general. I hope to become an active contributing member but have a question for those drawing SSDI…

livinglifejoy
Raynaud's?

Does anyone else experience this? A couple weeks ago, I was standing in the cold for a while (my hands were in my pockets, but I didn't have gloves). I noticed they turned blue-ish, and then…

khmanno
Knee Compression Supports

Has anyone has experience using knee compression sleeves/supports to add stability to everyday walking...? I have tried them and they seem to add a bit of support...Just wanted to hear others…

khmanno
CIGNA*

Anyone had any experience with CIGNA covering MS drugs? KM