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Who Are You Now?

At its deepest level, MS can make you rethink your life’s values. It can refocus who you are and how you relate to the world around you. Since being diagnosed, have you redefined who you are…

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maria1
antidepressants*

The New York Times 4.7.18 has an article about antidepressants, stating that they are for temporary use only and persons who have been on them for long periods of time have difficulty getting…

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linnbeau
Ocrevus Experience*

I just had my second round of Ocrevus today.  Six months ago I had my first round (2 weeks apart).  I have PPMS and was diagnosed in 2007.  I’m 63.  Although my lesions have been stable for…

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SmartyPants
Death with Dignity a story about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross*

 http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/04/02/deaths-best-friend/ I was fortunate enough to see Elizabeth years ago for her talk about death and dying. My supervisor and friend Nancy took me to…

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blschaar
Falling*

i’ve stopped counting the falls, and today I tipped over on my scooter again.  I need to use walking aids always and slow down. I’m a liitle discouraged at new normal. anyone relate and…

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blschaar
Cognition*

cognitive impairment surprised me, and has been the most devastating.  Anyone like to discuss these challenges and coping strategies?

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lilbidyone
I just want to know what this is... *

I’m incredibly frustrated. I have severe cognitive issues, dizziness, vertigo, numbness / heaviness in limbs, muscle spasms, tremors, phantom pain, slurring words, stuttering, problems picking…

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mlhwils514
Gilenya*

I am scheduled to start gilenya next Friday. I am switching from copaxone. Can anyone give me their experience with gilenya? I’m a little nervous about starting it.

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krm419
Asking for your Help *

Hello everyone! My name is Katherine Medlock, and I am part of a group of college students at Lehigh University creating an app to improve the quality of life for people with MS using machine…

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DR2018
Stress & MS *

Can stress make symptoms worse? I recently had a traumatic loss. A shock. A BIG shock. This was 4 weeks ago. Right after, I started having problems with my intestines. I thought it might have…

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tracyb79
Numbness *

Hi Everyone, I woke up two days ago with numbness over most of my body-bascially from the shoulders down. No pain (thank goodness) but overall it's an odd feeling. I can still walk although a…

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donnette2015
Humera vs Tecfidera *

So I recently found out that I have a severe skin condition called HS. My immune system is attacking my skin. My healthcare option is Humera.... This can cause my MS to worsen. However…

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maria1
When to call the doctor? What is your protocol for calling the doc?*

If I am feelling lousy for a few days I think, if it will get worse in a few days, can I tolerate it with no help for the weekend except the ER, if it gets worse than it is will I cry?

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Mom-of-2
Vocal cord dysfunction*

i have been out of breath for at least 2 or 3 months and about 7 weeks ago, my voice started doing ‘weird’ things. It kind of sounded like a preteen boy whose voice cracked and changed a lot…

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DR2018
So Frustrated*

Well...I had been taking baclofen. Over the last couple of days i got severely constipated. My stomach hurt, my colon was spazzing. ..still spazzing, I felt full constantly, nauseous, no…

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holmesa
Buzzing & vibration-like feelings in limbs*

Hello everyone! For the last few weeks I have had the feeling of buzzing and/or vibration-like feelings in my feet and lower legs. It started in smaller spots on my feet and has progressively…

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Sam22
Handling the Pain*

I've had MS for 7 years now, and I've always had at least a tentative grasp on it; what my limits are, what can trigger some symptoms, and how to best handle them. My most common symptom is…

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Dion
Jobs *

I've been running Homepreneurs since 2010.  I focus on work-at-home jobs and businesses. Today's post has 11 work-from-home jobs.  No scams.  Just options for work. http://homepreneurs.net…

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cmthom711
Newly diagnosed and starting treatment *

Hi everyone, I was recently diagnosed with MS in February. The doc diagnosed it as agressive MS because of my age and how many liesons I have on my brain and spinal cord. I was all set to…

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pete777
Company STD and LTD vs. Severance and SSDI application - need expert(s)*

Hi all.... I have worked for 10 years at a complany and for the last 3, have had on HR file Intermittent FMLA autoorized time per month, as well as ADA accomodations to work from home half…

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katikin
Scared of starting treatment*

Hello everyone, I'm newish-ly diagnosed with MS and going to be starting treatment in a few months. When I received my diagnosis in 2016 my husband and I discovered we were also pregnant so we…

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