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  • Priyanshi-Jain
    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 has said her that she has less time left with her...
  • maria1
    Priyanshi-Jain,  We can never know what is in another's heart. Speak your heart to your friend, let her know about your love and caring. Sometimes it is the words of others that give us the strength we need to awaken our spirit. Or, it is important for us to let others know how much we care before we lose the opportunity. Loving is our best quality, love your friend as long as you can, it will give much to you both. I thank you for your kindness and sharing your heart with us. maria
  • gabrielle519
    Maria put it wonderfully. I think you just need to send her love and positive thoughts. Give her as much support as she will let you during this hard time.

    Having any chronic condition can be very challenging. My experiences when I was having lots of issues with my MS I remember I shut a lot of people out only to protect them. I didn't want them to see me the way I was. I didn't want them to have to go through some of the emotional pain I was feeling so it was easier to just shut them out. I got annoyed with people as well because I just wanted to be left alone. I felt like no one could understand the emotional pain I was feeling.
  • MS_Navigators
    Hi Priyanshi-Jain,

    This is Steve with the National MS Society. 

    I'm glad you found this site to get feedback from others that have been in similar circumstances.  I also wanted to let you know that you and/or your friend are always welcome to contact our organization at 1-800-344-4867 should you want to look into local resources such as self-help groups, prefessional counselors, or other support programs.  

    I also wanted to provide you the following link that will take you to information about depression and depression coping strategies. 

    Take care,

  • barbara2007
    Thank you Steve for this information. The holidays are hard and living in a state where you know no one. 

    This info you supplied will be helpful to me and I hope others.