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Potassium is one of many substances called 'electrolytes' that help carry electrical signals between cells. Too little potassium in the cells can cause muscle weaknessThe weakness usuallty starts in the legsand then spreads to the middle of the body and the arms. It can also damage muscles. It can effect the… Read More

Hello from San Diego, CA

Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am newly diagnosed (as of July '18) and hoping to connect with others who have been fighting this diasease. It has been a very humbling experience to go from being on the go all the time, hanging out with friends, and starting a career to not knowing what the… Read More


Warning: I swear I'm not too much of a crunchy, granola, hippie type -- really, I've got a background in computer science -- but this is a topic that may paint me as some sort of new age type. Before you read this post you have to listen to this song to put yourself into the right frame of mind. (And maybe I… Read More

wheelchair research*

Good evening. My husband is mobile but is clearly transitioning to needing a chair for walking long distances- like when we are out with the kids in the city, traveling, and street festivals. His problems are spasticity and balance.   He's 43, and for about 2 years, we've rented scooters or chairs- in places… Read More

Thinking of getting pregnant

I am new to this forum and was hoping to learn about others' experiences with family planning.  I was recently switched from Aubagio to Copaxone for this reason. I am reading a lot online and through the MS navigator about the topic of pregnancy. I was just wondering if anyone can share their experiences with… Read More

Knee Compression Supports

Has anyone has experience using knee compression sleeves/supports to add stability to everyday walking...? I have tried them and they seem to add a bit of support...Just wanted to hear others using them.... Kent Read More


Ok so I was feeling pretty bad the other day from facel muscle drupping to left sided weakness the Dr ordered some steroids. Guess what start to feel better and I went and overdid did it my usual. I have my ups and downs but the roids really make things tough. But this time I'm getting head aches blored vision… Read More

There will be tears. *

Sometimes I feel like I just want to scream, even if I don’t know what it is that I would be yelling. I have had MS for 16 years, and I am only 36. I wonder how I have survived this long, I wonder if I can survive even longer. I know that there are millions of people who have it worse than me, I know that there… Read More


Do you sometimes feel like your brains are scattered all over the place and it is impossible to center yourself, or you cant figure out how to evaluate your symptoms. Do you want to find the right vocabulary to describe what is going on with you. Are you looking to decide if your symptoms are worth contacting… Read More


I have permanent handicap plates. I'm 29 and I look totally normal. I'm still hurting from the last person that called me out in front of everyone at the post office.. I'm not a confrontational person.. but I WANT to say something to the people that call me out and embarrass me & hurt my feelings. What have ya… Read More

Is there an App that can help?

My memory is probably my worst symptom.  Having so many App choices, is there one that MS folks have found especially helpful in remininding them of either important meetings, to-do lists, dealing with their MS, etc? Thanks. Read More

Being stalked*

Hi everyone I have been dealing with a lot of BS from my family or some people that they have hired to keep watching me. It's been so long since they started this and I'm at my wit's end with the way they have been talking trash about me and just plain driving me nuts I have called the cops before but I don't… Read More

Serious personality change *

Feeling like my mood has changed to were. I don’t care about others feelings anymore. To where I don’t have morals anymore. I feel like I don’t care if I hurt someone’s feelings or say something to them without thinking about if I should say it. I’m only worry about myself and no one else  Read More

MS difficulties*

   A day in the life of Larry A. , I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2016 my reaction was not well I have become distant to everyone and everything at the time I thought how was this going to affect me my family. At the time I was unsure and did I really think of others? I began… Read More

Owe to this life a poem*

Owe to this life of spasms and pain how deliteful it is to be dispiteful  And when we thought it all was done MS tricked me and decided to have some more fun And after that fact we try to just go on and relax  But then my brain starts to act insane  All we ever ask for is to end the pain and someday and… Read More