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gray22wolf

Hello! I wanted to reach out and see if anyone had an experience that is somewhat similar to mine.  I am a designer who sometimes does work on assistive technology.  Over the years I have developed cardiovascular problems :(  I like being able to monitor my own condition so I know when I need to go to the… Read More

bubbadog66
Don't know what i don't know*

The old saying, "I didn't know what i didn't know." has been a hard pill to swallow while navigating my one unpredictable moments at a time during this first year of being newly diagnosed. All my previous 50 some odd years of life experience has surely not prepared me for this. I've read and heard about how… Read More

talk_with_the_animals
University study tips*

Hello and much happiness to you all! I have just joined today hoping to make new friends. I am a mature student living in the UK, studying Natural Sciences. I am yet to find a study technique that can help me retain more information, giving the cognitive issues from this damn illness. Any help or even a nice… Read More

maria1
Do you talk to your brain?*

There is the part of my brain that tells me how I feel emotionally about something. good, bad, happy, sad etc. Sometimes my brain has been tricked into thinking emotionally a certain way, by parental controls, dont touch the stove you will get burnt, dont go in the street a car will hit you. But most of the… Read More

caroletion
Writing a Blog...*

Hi, I have been diagnosed with benign MS for about 13 years. I am about to undergo a major risk reducing mastectomy procedure called a DIEP, and aware that this could have serious repercussions for my MS. I am writing a blog about this, if you'd like to see it. https://diepdecision.wordpress.com/If anyone… Read More

echobird

Ok well had to start taking ampyra finally. Before I started I couldn't walk with a walker but from my hospital bed to my bathroom or get in and out of the shower without help or get dressed at times. Now mind you before a few years ago I could walk more than that. And I'm pretty sure I've mentioned about my… Read More

mkaymkaymkay
Afraid of the future*

Hello. I didn’t know who else to tell this because I feel like no one understands really of being their future unknown. I am to graduate with my Bachelors in Psychology and want to apply for Masters in Social Work, with hopes of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. But I am terrified. I am scared of… Read More

maria1
Practical Matters*

In case you don't know, here are a few tips to save money energy aggrivation and time. Instead of buying those bulky laundry products consider Soap Nuts, from the Soap Nut trees in China, sold at Amazon, the nuts are put in a small muslin bag the size of old fashioned cowboy tobacco pouches and added to… Read More

PrincessD
I am newly diagnosed and scared. *

i'm a rare human being. I'm only 16 and i've been officially diagnosed with MS. i don't know how to put my words together right now. I'm looking for a little support group. i've  been in the hospital since october 4th snd i have not let out how i truly feel about this yet.  Read More

jettleigh1984
Hello Everyone, my name is Jessica!*

To be honest, I just pray to God that I wish that I didn't have MS. It's just something that I have to deal with on a daily basis. I have to have an aide, my nurse aide is cool. I hate that I've had to fire four aides. Not trying to be depressing but if you want to be my aide, come to work. My back does bother… Read More

echobird
Feeling alone.*

I feel so alone lately and despondent. Literally I will put on a brave face for everyone to see but then all I want to do is break down and cry. Even if I have people around I still fill like that. It's gotten so hard that there's days all I want to do is give up. It doesn't help to try and get out because if I… Read More

pop
Everyday Health.com

There is a very good and simple to understand web site - Everyday Health.com - type in multiple sclerosis and you will find many articles about MS (ie: how to find a good MS neurologist, questions to ask, etc).  Of course they also have information about other diseases and medical conditions. Read More

triara

I have a mom, a nurse no less, who just doesn''t "get" that cognitive impairment is real.  Whether its not being able to focus and cook with noise and other people around or difficulty in dealing with too much stimuli.  It's a "mental block" or being silly.  After having her falsetto-mimic my request for being… Read More

maria1
Clinical Trials*

It seems we have discussed everything else ms except clinical trials. The discussion came up for me this morning and I was wondering what your feelings are about it and whether you have partiipated. So, what do you think? Read More

echobird
Felt betrayed and hurt*

I was supposed to meet with this lady and my social worker at the nursing home at 12 but then she came at 10 and Maria knows how I've been saying I've been being gas lighted or stalked. Now this has gone on for 3 years. So about 2 months ago a realtor sent me a text with his card. Then the woman who came was… Read More

francy95
Invisible symptoms and loneliness *

Hi everyone! i was just looking for a place where to share my feelings and here I am.   I’ve been feeling so lonely lately. I feel so tired and so numb, my mood changes continuously and the worst part is that when I try to talk about it with my family, they think I’m just trying to find excuses for my… Read More

ysteele
Summer Heat *

I have attempted to make this post a couple of times. But hopefully I got it this time. I am terrified of summer heat, I tend to have additonal MS symtoms in the summer time and I have constantly been told to stay cool, but i feel like a captive in my own home. I still work but feel so weak during this time of… Read More