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MS Hug is the worst*

As I am becomming a newcommer dealing with MS, I use to think fatigue was the worst problem associated with MS. To be fair I am sure it can be argued as the worst, but I have come to the conclusion that the hug is worse for me. For me it started out as discomfort, to other times to feeling like I can not… Read More

Nerve pain in chest*

Wow so yesterday I had a really bad attack.  Sharp stabbing pain in my left chest that felt like I was being stabbed with a electric knife.  Thought it was a heart attack and went to hospital.  They did every test and concluded it was more likely neuropathic.  Today that same spot feels like I was kicked by a… Read More

MS affecting hand?*

I haven't read too much about people who are having issues with one or both hands. Curious if anyone out there is going through ongoing functionality issues and how you are or have been dealing with it? My dominant hand is partially numb - feels swollen but is not - and my grip capability is really poor… Read More

Pain, pain, go away.....*

What is the REAL DEAL with MS and pain? Everything I read talks about tons of symptoms and mentions pain as an after thought. Which makes me think I might be misdiagnosed?!?  Im literally in some kind of pain all day. I still work, commute, take care of my home/kids and I just do it through the pain. But the… Read More

Signs of MS *

hi, about 3 years ago my partner had optic neuritis and was treated for it at the time they queried ms but he had no other symptoms so it wasn’t taken any further. Since then he got very mild nerve like pain in the same spot over and over. It has come back now but quite severe nerve pain, he is seeing a dr… Read More

High dose steroids*

My MS story has been random.  My symptoms and opportunities were many but mostly put off because I thought they were in my head.  I was diagnosed after a car wreck because I had trigeminal neuralgia I thought was from the wreck. Fast forward 6 months I'm seeing an MS specialist who is pushing me to change DM… Read More


Hello,  My husband was recently diagnosed with MS in 2016. The past week, he has been very very dizzy and cannot even drive now. He is currently taking copaxone. Is this a normal symptom? Any advice would be helpful!  Read More

Urine retention *

Fun topic... I went to my pcp and got a UA because I think I’m getting a bladder infection.  However at the end of last year I noticed that sometimes it is hard to start urinating or the urine shuts off mid stream.  Then I sit and sit and think about water and eventually it finishes or my leg falls asleep from… 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


I am new here, i would like to hear anyone who had the same symptoms. I had this for like 3years but at first i only felt little like electric shocked running from my left foot up to my hip then it lock and release for like few seconds so i think 1 minute overall attack then it gets more and worst months and… Read More

Frustrated *

I started having some numbness in my fingers. I know my Dr. tells me to wait a week before contacting him. My husband tells me I need to talk about it but sometimes I don’t want to talk about it. I want to wait and see if it gets better. I don’t always know how to express myself to him but he gets so angry when… Read More

The "hug" and rocking boat sensation*

Hug my a**. I call it the "crush". Does anyone notice that while it can come any time in any position, it's worse sitting up or standing? I have not been able to do either without intense pain for 5 weeks. During this flare up I'm also feeling like I'm on a boat ALL the time. It's not technically dizzy, it's a… Read More

Arm feeling...weird *

Hello all, So I am still very very new to's only been about 6 months since I was first possibly dianosed and about 4 months since I was fully diagnosed. So I am still super super new to symtoms and how to deal with them. Lately I have been having a weird feeling in my right arm. Basically it… Read More


Lately, I've been having chest pain and tightness so incredibly strong where its painful even to breathe. It lasts for about 15 minutes and then goes away. This has happened to me before and its not a heart condition, I'm assuming its the "MS hug" or maybe anxiety! Has anyone ever felt this and how do you deal… Read More


Hey,  Does anyone have tingling or numbness  in their lips? Is it just a symptom or was it a relapse? Did they have you do anything for it?  I haven’t started any meds yet. I had an active lesion on the mri June 1st which led to more tests and the diagnosis.  They didn’t do anything about treating it or… Read More


Is there any connection between MS and OCD and other impulse-control disorders?  I know that depression has been linked with MS, but I am wondering if any other mental health issues are as well.   For the past 3 1/2 years, I have been followed by a neurologist for possible MS.  I have 2, possibly 3, lesions… Read More