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ErinNicole

There is a stigma associated with “handicapped” I mean seriously... who wants to be labeled “handicapped” 😬 I don’t. But yesterday as I left my house in the triple digit heat to pick my oldest up early for an appointment, I realized there was no way I would make it from the regular parking into the school… Read More

jazminb
MS In College

Hi, I was diagnosed with MS 6 months ago, during spring semester finals during my sophomore year. I am now a junior at a very prestigious/rigorous university.  I am having a very hard time living with this disease in general but particularly being away from home. I'm not a fan of needles so it's already tough… Read More

joannmaxwell
Balance*

What comes to mind when I say that word? Does it remind you of a balanced meal? One that has whole grains, lean meat, fruits and vegetables. Or does it remind you that you need to have your tires balanced on your car? How about doing flips on a 4 inch beam of wood? Or maybe it's a workout, combining both… Read More

dotangel442000
Caffeine *

I have been living with MS now for almost 20 yrs. I love my coffee in the morning. I was told when I was first diagnosed that coffee would help with the fatigue. I am trying to be more aware of what I put in my body. I have been told now that I should not drink coffee. What do you think? Read More

melantha
Daily Life*

Hello, I'm new around here, so I apologize in advance if I'm posting in the wrong section. My balance is terrible and I've fallen down the stairs more than a handful of times, so my husband thought it best to buy me a cane. While it does help more than I'd like to admit, it's still a cane and I absolutely… Read More

toyman
My Day*

I basically wake up around 5 am =, of course I;ve been up many times (bathroom) My son Charles goes to work. at 6 am Myself and my wife watch GMA and Morning Joe, I sit on couch most of the rest of the day. I (when poss) try to work on my HO Scale models, or just browse online. I am not walking as much, but I… 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

justdiagnosed
MRI *

ok so I got a brain mri done last month and today I got a call saying I have to go back in for another one on my spine. Is this anything to worry about ? Read More

echobird
I feel so alone right now.*

That sums it up. I've been battling this monster for so long and struggling so much to keep going and it's getting harder everyday. I'm supposed to have help but it's been a roller coaster with the people that are supposed to help me. And I switched back to my pain patches and have been able to do much better… Read More

DR2018
I Have Some Concerns*

I would like to go back to work. My daughter is graduating from homeschooling. I will have more time. I am currently employed very part time. I am a dog walker. Very good for my body. But I would like to go back full time and make more money to pay off bills and have more to do. My concerns are not being able… Read More

Gunny68
Hands free cell phone use

I'm trying to find a source for a high quality cell phone that can be utilized via voice activated blue tooth ear piece.  The phone we're using now can be used this way once you press another button.  This phone also has a flip cover which is becoming difficult to use.  My wife's condition has degraded to the… Read More

bdenbow
Hands free phone *

Hi.  My cousin has MS and is in need of a better phone system for communication and safety.  She lives by herself and is confined to a wheelchair with very limited arm and hand mobility.  I would like to find a completely hands free, voice activated system for her but everything I research has not worked… Read More

echobird
Depression or just MS getting to me? *

I've been feeling so weak lately I used to be more active but lately I can muster up the strength to get up I have to use a walker or power chair. I haven't been able to really walk but a few feet if I'm lucky with a Canadian crutch my main issue is constantly being in pain left side mainly as to the weakness… Read More

cherylej
College, Work, Money!*

My daughter is newly diagnosed with MS.  She is a College Student and works to partially support herself.  She was a caregiver so now she is not working; she needs the caregiver some days!  She is trying to go back to school.  Trying desperately not to take away her independents but don't want to spend all… Read More

sara1213
Online College and Ms *

So I started working on online college, but I am not able to be able to take a full load of classes each quarter. I am only 19 now, but I am worried what if it takes longer than normal to be able to finish school. What if I am not able to graduate with a bachelors degree till 23 or even 24 years old. I am… Read More

Worried-About-Wife
Vacation and traveling anxiety*

 My wife has MS and heat is a main trigger for her. We have a trip to visit my family in Orlando at the end of the month. Any attempt to assure my wife that she will be able to keep cool and still have a good time seems to fall on deaf ears.  My sister had the AC at her house serviced recently to make sure it… Read More

mary66

Hello. I'm looking to please hear from anyone who has MS AND is a caregiver for others.  Where and how do I find the energy to keep up with physical and emotional demands?  Some days I am so fatigued that I sit down and cry.  It's a never ending cycle, and I am beat.  My legs are mush.  My emotions are fried… Read More

Lisajh

Hi all, I am from the UK and have RRMS. I'm travelling to NYC for a short vacation with my teenage daughter in August and wondered if anyone knows if it's possible to rent a rollator or chair for the duration ? I need some support when standing in line or, given the expected temperature, to rest once in a… Read More