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Vision Loss and MS*

My main MS symptom is related to vision loss. I also have tingling sensations in my legs and arms, but those aren’t as debilitating as my loss of vision. I’ve been reading a lot about people struggling with MS but haven’t yet found those whose main persistent symptom is vision loss. I was diagnosed with Optic… Read More

Back issues

I've been having problems with my back lately to where I cannot get it to pop, no matter what I do. I haven't seen a chiropractor, but intend to do so soon. My husband used to be able to crack it easily. But now he is unable to do so. I have tried everything, except a chiropractor. It kind of "crinkles" like it… Read More


Gah, the list goes on. I never knew all of these were connected until MS. I was always misdiagnosed with other things....cervical issues, chiropractic issues, etc. but with no relief. I just ignored it as best I could, and was told to “get over it” by family and friends. Fear of social events was the worst. I… Read More

How to cope?*

I'm new here and I'm not really sure if this is where I should put this. I was diagnosed on Monday and I am stilly really confused/angry/upset. I'm a college student and I am having issues with my cognition. I need some coping help and I'm not sure if I should call my neurologist or not. This is a new symptom… Read More

Possible MS

I am 20 years old and for several years now I have had numbness in my limbs and terrible tremors that come and go. Then last March one day I woke up with a terrible headache and pain down the entire right side of my face. The next morning I couldn't see out of my right eye. I went to a specialist who told me… Read More

Glatiramer acetate *

Has anyone experienced flushing right after injecting glatiramer acetate? I've been on this medication for about 3 years and never had a problem with it except, last 2 injections had immediate flushing of the face and second time had redness in my body along with flushing feeling like sudden heat all around. I… Read More

Extremely Cold*

Hello MS Community! I was just diagnosed with MS on Dec. 5 and none of the medicine or steroids have worked for me. I am constantly cold (like a frostbite type of cold) on my left side from my face to the palm of my foot. I've read that this is a common symptom of MS. Has anyone experienced this? If so, how… Read More

Permanent or Temporary? *

Hello Everyone, I've been newly diagnosed with RRMS. I'm still getting over my first experience with a flare that has expressed symptoms. Apparently I have 4 dormant lesions that may or may not have had accompanying symptoms. It was this new lesion on my right parietal lobe that is now expressing itself… Read More

Pain and MS *

I've got a question I have been unable to fully answer as of yet. How do I recognize the difference between normal life pain and pain that's associated with MS? I have muscle pain in my shoulder (same shoulder where I experienced my first MS symptoms) that I experience any time I try to cook in the kitchen or… Read More

Numbness in legs*

I have this constant partial numbness in my left leg that burns and has spasms but my right leg only goes numb when I stand for a period of time. Does anyone else have either of these? I thought MS came in flares. Should I have this all the time or every time I stand.  Read More

Symptom or no??*

Hey everyone,  I have some issues and was wondering if they were related to the disease or not. I can't find information for this anywhere.  Since the onset of my struggle with MS, I have seen a drastic decline in my sexual desire whenever I have a relapse. I know that this is a symptom of MS. But for me it… Read More

How do I know when to get steroids?*

I'm newly diagnosed and yesterday I started having off and on numbness in my hands. It kind of feels like I hit my funny bone. My neurologist is out of the office and has me talking with her nurse. I'm not sure if its bad enough to go in and get the steroid IV. Any advice? Read More

Might be a flare up*

Ok I'm having some problems right now. Left sided weakness and pain in my face muscles between my left eye and my mouth. Then I'm having another bought of the ringing in my ears and I feel weaker than I have in a long while and don't know if it's a mild flare up or from infection. I can taste flowers in my… Read More


good evening, . looking for people who have had similar. At nigh awakened by total body shivers. These are more than tremors, i cant move for a few minutes. I just lay there shaking and my jaw is spastic to the point of pain and chipped teeth. When i can get up walking around starts to settle the shakes down… Read More

Tumefactive MS*

ive been in the hospital the last few days getting plasmaphoresis for possible tumefactive MS diagnosis. I’ve met two more neurologists while being at the hospital who recommend a brain biopsy for diagnosis between that or tumor. Needless to say I’m terrified! Anyone else been through this? Or had a brain… Read More

Some New Things*

Lately it has been my legs and a bit of my arms. My knees, not under the knee caps, but around the knee caps, I can feel the achiness and tiredness.I had to start wearing a knee brace. My thighs are still achy and tired as well. I tried to go for a bike ride, I know its been a while, but I barely made it 1/2 mi… Read More