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Weakness and spasisty*

Ok so yesterday afternoon and evening my spasms came back per the usual. Just like the day before it got to the point were my left leg would shot straight up in thr air and then my back would make me ***** up straight from laying down and now today I can't hardly move. I just tried leg lifts but can't seem to… Read More


Diagnosed RRMS around 6yrs ago. Presented with Lhermitte's sign (I get an electric shock when I put my head down), and pain in my leg which lead to drop foot (which I received steroids for and that leg has been fine since). Nothing obvious since then, and was even starting to 2nd guess my diagnosis... until… Read More

Lhermitte’s sign *

Lhermitte’s sign and also constant pin and needles but it’s not as intense as pins and needles . thought I had a UTI because I could go to the toilet and was getting zapped down low not a UTI but wasn’t going toilet properlly. Then i figured it was every time I put my head down I was zapping. Zapping getting… 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


hi I have been with my partner for 11 years. He was diagnosed with MS before we met. He has always been highly functional, with walking distance being his main problem. However, he’s also very good at covering things up. People know he has MS but he doesn’t want to look disabled.  In the past few years… Read More

Loss of memory....****please help ******

Hi, diagnosed with MS in 5/12, had so so many ups and downs, have had just about every symptom out there, however this week I am experiencing a new one.  Today is Thursday, but I have no memory between Tuesday afternoon and today. My husband has been asking and answering questions all day long, also yesterday… Read More

Eye Floaters*

Hi All, Anyone have floaters in one eye related to MS?  Black spots and weblike particles that move when I try to focus on them.  Maybe from Rituxan infusions or Zoloft for anxiety? Thank you, Paul Read More

Cfs/me that later proves to be ms*

hi , I’m in the position of being diagnosed with cfs/ME 2 years ago , unable to work . I had an episode which I started with pins and needles in hands face and tongue with some numbness. I had trouble walking due to the fatigue more than a functional problem. I had mri of head and spine and full range of blood… Read More

Eye Specialists

Would the MS Chapter in my city have information on a very cheap but reliable eye specialist? I do not have insurance and in about two weeks no unemployment benefits and still waiting for an answer on my appeal for SSI/SSDI?  I haven't had my eyes checked in over two years and according to the neurologist one… 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

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

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


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


Ok been getting worse off this year. Can't get up hardly anymore I have to use this leg lift thing to get my legs into bed or out of bed. Can't really do much exercise but at times my muscles will start spazzing and my arm and leg would just start jerking around. My left leg will shoot straight up into the air.… Read More

Muscle Symptoms *

Lately I have been having a lot of symptoms concerning my muscles as well as my tendons. I have been finding myself taking my baclofen nearly every night before I go to bed. If I don't,  I wake up several times a night with muscle tightness.  The muscles become very tight and knotted. It's as if they are… Read More