My name is George from San Jose, CA. I was diagnosed with MS in late may after experiencing double vision, fatigue and dizziness ( had to cancel my Cancun vacation which was supposed to be the next week). I had always been a pretty healthy person, exercising at least 4 times a week and eating pretty healthy, so if course i never thought anything like this would ever happen. My biggest challenge so far is the mental aspect and anxiety that has been a burden on me. Id be lying if I said it wasn't a burden on me everyday. I feel like my mind is playing tricks on me.....waking up in the middle of the night with my hand numb when it turns out i was just sleeping on it (of course I had never done this before my diagnosis)........waking up every morning making sure my vision is fine and that im not numb anywhere. Just little things like that keep me on edge, maybe its because Im still pretty new to all of this but hopefully it will get better with time. Ive been on Tecfidera since middle of July so far so good minus the side effects for a few weeks, but still get the occasional flushing here and there.
I am looking for anyone to connect with people who are sharing similar experiences to mine. Feel free to message me on facebook (i know this website can be tough to navigate).