Search Discussions

Main Content

Family and Friends

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

My mom has MS*

I am officially 14 now. I just turned 14 last month. My name is Annysia (A-knee-see-a) I know it is a very uncommon and weird name.  My mom is 34 and has MS. She has had it for about 9 to 10 years now. When I was in 2nd grade. One morning we were getting ready to head out the door for school. My mom was still… Read More

caregiving for a depressed spouse*

I have been married for 31 years to my best friend.  He has had MS for 21 years and the last few years have been challenging for him.  Lately, his mood has been very down due to his increased pain and having to retire medically.   this depressed mood is manifested as irritability alternating with deep… Read More

Spouse and special needs children and MS *

Been married to my spouse a little over a year known him for thirteen years. My previous relationship was as abusive. Which caused my self and my two kids some problems my son has PTSD and ADHD and medical needs. My daughter has similar issues I have been busy dealing with all their needs and my MS which has… Read More

Husband doesn't get it*

My husband is a manly man, and that has always been a source of conflict in my marriage.  He expected me to move in and be his mother - to cook, clean, mend, sew, all of that "women's work" stuff that just doesn't interest me.  We met late in life.  I was a feminist and a career woman.  I owned my own home.  I… Read More

About a Mother*

Hello, my name is Cris. I am now eighteen and for the years since my mother has been diagnosed with MS, I have mostly shrugged it off and focused on my own thing. Being a teenager my main focus was myself and what I wanted to do. My focuses weren't set on the woman that had raised me as a single mother and who… Read More

Parent has MS*

Hello,      I am new to this site and am looking for some information on MS being hereditary.  My mother was diagnosed late in life and I am terrified I will also have it.  I have no symptoms as of right now, but have also read things about MS beginning during pregnancy.  As someone potentially looking to… Read More

Helping my Granny.*

Hello! My name is Emily. I'm 16 years old. I know I know that's a little young to be on a site such as this, but I'm in search of Help! My grandmother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004. However, recently, New lesions have been discovered. The once proud, independent, intelligent woman I knew now has… Read More

Brother Diagnosed with MS*

Hello, My brother has been recently diagnosed with MS.  He is a 29 years old and lives with his girlfriend.  I am a married working mother of two children and live about an hour and a half away from him.  I feel deeply impacted by his diagnosis and want to support him in the best way possible.  I really want… Read More

What would you say?*

Somewhat hypothetical question: If the people closest to you (family and/or friends) got together with you and were genuinely interested in trying to understand what your life is like with MS... What would you like to convey? Read More


  hi, this is my first time on any MS forum.  I'm looking on how to deal with my wife's mood swings.  It's so bad I feel it's going to kill me if I don't leave her, and I never consider that an option.      She is 50, and still has most mobility.  The moods are  will be fine for weeks,  a little bit of… Read More


I was diagnosed in August 6 2004. Until that time, my sense of freedom had no bounds. Going from being married to a nurse, to being divorced from a nurse; to living at home with my controlling mother(whom we shall refer to as Maggie). Don't misconstrue my rant as being a petulant unappreciative child. I am… Read More

Feeling Awkward*

My name is Samantha, I am 23 years old, and I've never had anyone to talk to about MS, and I would like to change that. I've had numerous conversations with people who empathize and I've been in therapy, but I have found that talking to someone who is in a similar situation, or with similar experiences works a… Read More


So, you say you are having problems relating with your friends and family besides the people at work. You think there is no way to change the issues that you deal with every day and are becoming more frustrated with ms and the world. You can not afford therapy but want things to work out for the better.  Well… Read More

Gilenya effect on Sperm?*

Dear MS fellows,  I have a question regarding being pregnant while being on Disease modifying medication. It seems to be an easy question, as it is categorised as below. Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in… Read More