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What was your age when diagnosed?

At 65 I was diagnosed with MS.  After having the same vision issue 20 years after the first occurance I was sent for an MRI.  Hey, I thought it could be a brain tumor.  My physician sent me for an MRI on the recommendation of my opthamologist.  Came back to my physician and she told me that she felt I had MS… Read More

MS and Crohn’s Disease *

Hello! I’ve had Crohn’s disease for 14 years and I have been on immunosuppressant drugs for the last 5 years. In winter 2016 I started having numbness from my waist down. In summer 2017 I had a second flare that was much worse. An MRI showed lesions on spine and I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. My MRIs… Read More

Confused and Scared *

Hi All! I was diagnosed on today, November 6, 2017, and will go on Tecfidera. Has anyone been on this long enough to know of any side effects? I will tell you I am scared. I am declining fast. I am so anxious to go on the MS medication. Also, not to be a downer but is this a deadly disease? Read More

Have you experienced these symptoms?*

Hey everyone. My name is Melissa, I’m 33, a teacher, and living in California. I am not currently diagnosed with MS, but my symptoms are pretty concerning. Please let me know if you’ve experienced something similar.  Around 6 months ago, I started experiencing neck tingling at work, once a week or so. I… Read More

Today I am Relieved. I Feel Free.*

After a few years of living with "invisible" symptoms, finally, I have a diagnosis.  Honestly, they could have made something up and called it terminal chicken pox or something, and I'd have been glad just to know what it is.  Month after month of feeling like people just think I'm a hypocondriac or attention… Read More

M.S. Yoga*

Hello Everyone! My name is Luna and I am part of starting a yoga class engineered for people with Multiple Sclerosis and any other disability that limits mobility.  As for right now I am looking to find interested parties.  I can explain everything involved with more details- email or call me at… Read More

good doctors in San Diego *

Hi everyone. I'm wondering who your favorite neurologists are in San Diego. Or perhaps "favorite" and "neurologists" shouldn't be in the same sentence? In any event, I look forward to hearing  your recommendations. Thanks in advance. Read More

Handling unsupportive/unhelpful comments*

I am still undiagnosed but I have increasingly severe symptoms, nearly all of which aren't visible to other people. Over the past few months, I've received unsupportive or unhelpful comments from some people who I have talked to about my condition. I've had people tell me all I need to do is reduce my stress… Read More

Have a good 99% of MS symptoms? *

I have just generaly sick for a long time which worsened about a year and a half ago.  They diagnosed me with pinched nerves in my neck and type 2 bi-polar.   Symptoms (especially physical) kept getting worse and worse.  More and more anxiety attacks.  I also have a diagnosis of extreme insomnia.  I am awake… Read More

Undiagnosed but having symptoms?*

Hi everyone... I'm new to this community and I don't know who else to ask for help but you all who might know what I'm dealing with and might have some suggestions for me. On May 23, 2016 I woke up feeling off. I was dizzy, disoriented, and very tired. I chalked it up to a bad night of sleep. My symptoms have… Read More

Side effects from MRI contrast? *

So I had my first MRI yesterday and it went well enough. I didn't have any problems the rest of the day. However today, I've been having a whirlwind of symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness, burning sensations, joint pain, joint stiffness in my knees that causes difficulty walking, balance issues… Read More

Feeling so overwhelmed! *

Hi My name is Erica and I have been feeling intensely overwhelmed since finding out a month ago that a had MS. I have to sit down and try to make a decision soon about what treatment to start taking and I'm really struggling in this area. In my mind, I felt like the doctors sat me down and said, "this is what… Read More


Lately, over the last two years,  I have been noticing that my sisters overall health has been steadily deteriorating.  To confound things, she is an active alcoholic and takes anxiety and pain meds. Her overall cognitive abilities have decreased to the point where she can only follow and complete very simple… Read More

Uncertain *

Hi all, Sorry for the super long post. I'm 29 and for about the past 7 years I've noticed a steady progression of episodic symptoms. I think the first thing I really noticed was my eyes. I'd get episodes of stabbing eye pain, or pressure in my eyes which would make my vision more blurry. It could last for… Read More

Migraine or MS?*

Today is the least I hope. This is my first post to this site. More than anything, I am seeking to better understand what has been happening to me for many years. Things that never made sense, suddenly now becoming more clear.  Today is the day that I will get the results of my most recent T3… Read More

Most likely MS *

About a month back I started noticing slight lack of sensation on right cheek - difficult to describe because if I touch on both cheeks with fingers it would feel the same but somehow the right side face would feel as if it has some glue on it or dry skin. Long story short, eventually went to neuro who… Read More

Maybe MS? *

For the past 17 years I have dealt with joint pain, tingling on one side of the body, chronic urinary issues and my face, tongue and nose tingling. I was told by a  neuro after a brain mri showed no lesions that I was having anxiety attacks. That initially happened 17 years ago and since then it has continued… Read More