My first attack happened when I was playing with my kids. I was chasing them around and I fell down. I thought I had fell in a hole or something, but over the next couple of days, my entire right side started to go numb. I could not hold anything in my hand and had a hard time walking. I went to the ER and they thought I may have had a heart attack. After testing they referred me to a Neurologist. At this point MS was never even discussed with me about being an option. So after having some tests run with my Dr., he walked in an said with an uncompassionate voice " You have MS!" I had no idea what it was or how it would effect me. He told me a bunch of Doctor words, I didn't understand and then left me. All kinds of things went through my head. Was I going to die? What was MS? Is there a cure? Could my children get this from me? I was terrified beyond belief. I cried all the way home, not knowing what this disease was. Over the next year, I found out all I could while going numb over my entire body. I can know longer feel any part of my body. My hands constantly feel as if there on fire. I have constant headaches, leg cramps, memory problems, fatigue, problems with my eyes... etc. Just to name a few symptoms. I have been taking Copaxone for yrs. now and thank God I am in a remission state with no new symptoms.