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MS Navigator Jess

Good morning!  Are you looking for support or resources?  Here is a collection of helpful organizatoins, resources and information below, specific to caregivers and carepartners, friends and family.  Check them out! Caregiver.com Coordinates a national network of support groups, financial assistance and… Read More

breaia
Canadians *

I am looking to connect with people in my area or just in Canada in general. I was looking through the peer support profiles and seem to all be in US. Read More

aroberson
Spouse

Does anyone else out there have a completely unsupportive spouse or think your symptoms are worse at times BECAUSE of your spouse?  Is it just me? Read More

myms820
Audio hallucinations*

Hello I have a friend whose son was diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago and she is concerned because he started hearing things that no one else can hear. Has anyone heard of this being a symptom of MS? Read More

rblackman
Family & Loved ones*

Hello,  I have recently been diagnosed with MS; and of course when I found out, I was upset, but what upset me even more was when I told my Fiance about it. The look on his face just broke my heart even more. He is very upset by the diagnosis and is choosing to stand by my side through whatever, which makes me… Read More

toyman
Family*

Well, I'm going to try this again. I've been officially diagnosed since 2011 but I feel I've had symptoms a lot longer. Probably since the late 90s. Anyways, My problem is in my family still not understanding the toll MS can bring on someone. Not just physically but also the mental toll. One example is my son. … Read More

tikigirl12
Young Caregivers?*

I'm working on a docu-series and we are looking for amazing young people who are the primary caregivers for their parent or guardian.  We would like to show that there are some very responsible, caring Millenials out there and we think their story should be told.  This inspirational and uplifting piece will air… Read More

anywhereoutofthisworld
Relationships and MS*

I recently read a very interesting article on Dating and MS. To read the article by author Devin Garlett: Click here. He has MS himself and I really like his writing (he doesn't sugar coat stuff) plus he's real, relevant and relatable. In the article he discusses the pitfalls and pros to dating with MS. The… Read More

LR-AR
Husband started UCaths*

My husband had surgery yesterday to help him urinate better,  but was sent home with a post-op ucath and he's already unsteady. I'm helping him with changing the bag and daily life. But yesterday while in the waiting room, I was overcome with a bout of anxiety . I've loss both my parents in a 2 year span… Read More

Nron
Parental fear*

I have ms and i stugle with it. I know its not easy having me for a dad. And my son dosnt understand that i cant do a lot. And it breaks my heart. I also have a fear he could have ms later on in life and i just dont want him going threw all this. Alot of it is im afraid of him in pain. I also have a hard time… Read More

Gramma
Emotional support*

my adult child has MS. We aren’t geographically close, but do communicate regularly by phone and social media. I struggle with how to support her when I talk to her and she hasn’t slept well in days because of severe pain in her legs.  She is on some pain meds, but she says they are of little help.  She is also… Read More

heatherangel

hello im new to this group and i joined because i dont know where else to go. my husband was Diagnose with MS in 2008. i have been his support system since day one. i had the option of not marrying 9yrs ago but, because i was committed to us, loved him no matter what i married him knowing what MS was and what… Read More

sereniti1952
In brand new territory*

Hi. I just joined this group because my sister was diagnosed with MS in October and I'm at a loss as to how to help. I live in California and she lives in Florida. We're both in our mid-60s. We haven't been close for many years, but in the last six months have begun to work out our differences and are growing… Read More

Priyanshi-Jain
Depression *

My friend is suffering from MS... She has become quiet... Does not talk anymore... Doesn't let anyone care for her... She earlier never used to stay without talking to me even for a day... Now she has closed herself.. The world doesn't seem anything for her... She gets annoyed very often... I guess her doctor… Read More

Priyanshi-Jain
Depression *

My friend is suffering from MS... She has become quiet... Does not talk anymore... Doesn't let anyone care for her... She earlier never used to stay without talking to me even for a day... Now she has closed herself.. The world doesn't seem anything for her... She gets annoyed very often... I guess her doctor… Read More

larryw1
New to this site*

I'm new to the site. I'm a caregiver dealing with my wife who has MS. She's had it since 1999 but in 20008 had a major exacerbation which we're still dealing with. She is slowly getting worse. This is due to a variety of reasons. (Her own health, doctor's mistaken advice, etc.) She is now in a wheelchair, but… Read More

kshadley43
Daughter wirh MS*

Im new to this. My daughter is 31 she was recently diagnosed bout 5 yrs ago. I dont understand all the different stages or what to expect. She lost sight in her left eye now has back. She was put on some meds because she was having terrible pain in her face. She couldnt walk. Dr said maybe the meds give a week.… Read More

lizzy34

I have been dating someone with MS for the last 6 months. As time goes on, he shares more about the disease and is more open about what is going on with his symptoms. I have my own personal insecurities about relationships, which creates frustration for him. He feels that i dont dully understand what he is… Read More

giuseppiakajo
Treating MS using a FLOATATION TANK*

I am sharing this Information with you because it comes from my heart. I am not sellling anything nor am I affiliated with anyone. The links that I share are links I've found via a simple online search. I personally have a floatation tank AKA a sensory deprivation tank, (explaination below* or visit www… Read More