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my wife was diagnosed with ms aug 2011 1 year after we got married she has relapsing remitting ms  she was taking copaxone for the first 9 months then she started getting hives  so the dr switched her over to avonex pen nice getting one shot a week but her iratiabilty / anger level  is driving me away. i dont… Read More

Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Movement*

Hello everyone!I am writing to you all because I have created a movement of my own in order to raise funds for MS. One of my best friends was recently diagnosed, and I need to do something to make a difference. I have designed five different shirts that are currently up and running on, and the… Read More


After a short courtship I was told I had 3 areas of demyelination on my brain which was likely MS. I told my new fiancé and he asked if we could pretend it never happened. Of course I agreed, who wants to admit there is anything wrong with them and or raise 2 kids with something truly wrong with then. We got… Read More

New Diagnosis

10 months after his first symptoms appeared my 25 year old son was diagnosed with RRMS 2 weeks ago. At first he was told he had a brain tumor. Although that was awful news, we both feel like that was easier news to take than the eventual diagnosis of MS. I don't know why. I am angry, I am sad. He is making me… Read More

What should i do?*

I have lived with MS for 17 years! I found out when I was 14 years old.  I went thru alot being that young living with MS.  I am now 32 years old!  I haave been married for 3 years an have 3 kids an a step son.  My nero pulled me out of work almost 2 years ago because my MS is getting worse.  Ever since then my… Read More

This is a little embarassing*

I got married in July of last year, I was doing great with my MS, but know within the last two months, my sex drive has bottomed out. I think it is taxing on my marriage. I came here to find out if anyone else is or has had this problem. If you have had the problem with: 1.  not wanting to have sex at… Read More

When is helping not really "Helping"?*

As a husband I support my wife and help her fight the good fight. The more I do to make her comfortable and engaged in the fight as time goes by I have gotten feedback from everyone in our support system that her energy, attitude, effort, and honesty have plunged. What do you do. Read More

Misinformed Family*

I love my family. If I need anything I know they will try there best to get it for me, but they haven't exactly been there for me through my MS. Recently diagnosed. My MS thus far has been hard. It happened quickly and I am physically getting weaker. My family believes that if I just work out more than… Read More

Starting a Family/Pregnancy*

Hi All! I'm 27 years old and was diagnosed with RRMS in 2012. I'm getting married in 11 days (holy cow) and for obvious reasons we would like to start a family ASAP. I've already gone off of BC and Copaxone. I've been on Copaxone for 2 years solidly as well as a year before that. I did try, unsuccessfully, a… Read More

New to me...ruined me *

After finding out I have have it, my husband cheats, stops helping me and leaves my older kids to help me. I move back with my parents because of his abuse, and he moves her in. So not only did I lose my marriage, but my family is broken and I'm left with hardly a body to move me and list everything for me… Read More

Wedding blog*

Hi Friends, After 2+ years "hiding" in the MS closet while I processed what all this means in my life, fought with insurance companies,  learned to give myself shots and sing a song in my head for a half an hour during MRIs :),  I have decided to stop hiding and tell my truth if you will, via a wedding… Read More

Need Advice ....Am I wrong??*

Lately I have no idea whats going on with me physicaly lets just say im extremely tired... I may give a rant here because im frustrated so Please bare with me. My day starts out at 530 am i get my son up and ready for school send him off and start with my second child to get her going, as well as myself i… Read More

can't seem to "get over it".*

Hi all! I'm pretty new to this site... I hope I'm putting this in the right place... I've been married for almost 19 years. I struggled with symptoms for many years before being diagnosed 4 years ago. The first years of my marriage were very tumultuous. My husband was an abusive alcoholic. He has been sober… Read More

venting *

I don't want anyone to say how much tougher they have it.  I'd like sympathy or empathy and possible constructive advice. My wife has MS for the past maybe 11 years and has been steadily declining and less independant and more reliant on me. I really hate cleaning urine from the car- it smells bad and… Read More

Thank you caregivers *

Yesterday was not a very good day for me. It was one of those days where I felt defeated by the mere prospect of taking a shower and getting dressed. (My oldest is leaving for college in a few days... I'm super busy, way emotional and frazzled!) I pep talked myself through my morning and got on with the… Read More


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