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I Have Multiple Sclerosis

Personal stories and news for people with Multiple Sclerosis. In affiliation with ThisIsMS.com 1,253 People

    It's very difficult having a condition

    where you look fine on the outside but feel bad. People look at you and think " well she looks fine, what's her problem?" MS is definitely not a fun disease to have. First of all it is very difficult to diagnose. Then, they have to find the right medication that works for you. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    The Human Chain I entered the Neuro Dept,

    checked in, then do what I always do- go to then restroom. On my way back to the waiting room I passed a lady in a wheelchair kind of waving to get someone's attention. I noticed and stopped, asking her if she needed the rest room. She should her head yes. So I wheel my walker...
    mrsbuzzkill mrsbuzzkill 51-55 Jul 18, 2014

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    Emotional Incontinence

    "Emotional Incontinence" how's that for a name? If you suddenly erupt into a flood of tears for no apparent reason, you know what I mean. If you suddenly erupt into a flood of tears in excess of what should just be a minor sadness, you know what I mean. I to this day cannot...
    mrsbuzzkill mrsbuzzkill 51-55 2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    A Lack Of Understanding Of MS!!!

    My son got married on Tuesday and we had to go to the marriage office before hand. I parked outside the door in a disabled space as my ability to walk is not too great. I knew that i would be standing off and on all day so i took a walking stick with me. As i got out of my car...
    ClimberJeff ClimberJeff 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Heads You Win, Tales I Lose

    When I was first diagnosed with ms, medically there was baclofen, steroids and not much else. No ABC drugs, nothing on the table for me to choose from as to where to go from here. The first neurologist was a real ****. He basically said whatever you have now is all you will have...
    mrsbuzzkill mrsbuzzkill 51-55 5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Hi All, What were/are your symptoms?

    I'm going through a range of tests now. Neurologist was tight lipped as she wanted to rule other stuff out. I will have blood work done to see if it's autoimmune (I've actually had a test that ruled this out a couple of years back). My reflexes are brisk, have white lesions...
    Lucylilly711 Lucylilly711 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    My Life With Ms

    I was diagnosed with MS in April 09.  This month changed my life forever.  MS just showed up one day.  It's still hanging around.  MS showed up one day introducing itself to me through fatigue, slow walking and seizures.  The seizures seemed to have the...
    butterflydiva butterflydiva 36-40 5 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    I do not know if I have MS.

    My mother had it and passed away in 2008 from complications related to the illness. I've been having strange symptoms and curious to hear others. Recently, for the past few days my left arm tingles and goes numb. The left side of my face goes numb every on and off but mostly...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 11

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    My Left Arm Stopped Working And I Starrted Walking Like A Drunk

    I was at my laptop. And I reached for a smoke or something. My arm just shot out straight and I couldn't curl it back up again. I held it back to its former position and tried again with the same results. I was just so surprised that I couldnt control my arm. After a while this...
    Beausejour Beausejour 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    As I approach my 6 year anniversary of being

    diagnosed with MS, I thought I would share last year's reflections: "This weekend is my 5 year anniversary of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This year I am focusing my thoughts on the fact that I recently celebrated 3 years since my last MS relapse. That is more...
    danc3rz danc3rz 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with ms in August of 1999,

    so August of this year will be sixteen years of having this disease and it has not been easy, I have my good days and bad days. I have learned a lot of things in life since I have ms, one thing is that people can be quick to make judgements, I usually get you look good and you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9

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    I had my first attack

    when I was 11 years old. My second when I was 16. It was misdiagnosed when I was 11 as MRI's did not yet exist. Ill be 39 next week and have not had an attack in 23 years. I do have symptoms that have stuck with me but none nearly as severe as when I was 16. That attack had me...
    Jayded111 Jayded111 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I am in the chair getting my 32nd infusion

    as I write this. I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I was diagnosed at the same age as my mother was when she was diagnosed. I still work full-time and raise my two little ones. Everyone tells me how strong I am. I don't feel strong. I just do what I need to do. What else can one do...
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    A mind that is not narrow

    but shallow, the power of being objective, innocent until proven guilty, self-esteem. All these are abilities a person has to develop in his life. Me, I didn’t have a choice. Happenings in my life have obliged me to change, to settle priorities, to open my eyes and start...
    biancabirsan1994 biancabirsan1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    Living With MS

    I have been living with MS for around 27 years but i have never really spoken about it or discussed with anyone. I have told friends and family that i have it and a few others but there is a difference between telling someone that you have MS and explaining your feelings and...
    ClimberJeff ClimberJeff 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I have Multiple Sclerosis

    and I'm better off than most, blessedly
    AsgardRain AsgardRain 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    65 Years Old And Just Diagnosed With Ms Two Months Ago

    I have had MANY physical complaints for over 20 years. Doctors always minimized the symptoms. Most said it was just anxiety. I went to emergency room for a tightening and pain in my chest with burning sensation going from sternum to my sides. Had difficulty breathing. MS hug? I...
    bellabon bellabon 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a 47 year old male.

    I was dx with MS in 2013. I am and was the bread winner of my family of 4. In the last 2 years my MS has gotten worse my gait is terrible and my cognitive skills have worsened. I worked in the medical field for 14 years. My co-workers, clients and doctor think I need to get on...
    ceisinger ceisinger 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I decided to write an update

    since my last entery was a long while ago. I am not taking any MS drugs. However I do take suppliments daily (NAC,B-12, Multi Vitamin, etc.) As well as LDN, an oil every night. I had the CCSVI surgery about 2 years ago. So much that I lost in the first place has been given back...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Scary Isn't It?

    It was about November 2004. I had just started a new and exciting job when I woke up one morning to find I had pins and needles in both feet. It was very unpleasant but nothing too amazing - I just assumed I had been lying in bed funny. I went to work but that feeling stayed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2013

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    Year 8

    And I'm still not used to it. Every year comes with a new frustrating symptom that I must adapt to and figure out how to live a normal life with it and make it as unnoticable as possible.  From the spasms and tremors to the loss of strenght and control, I have to hold...
    Nunyabuziness Nunyabuziness 26-30, M 18 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    I was dx n 2009 with r.

    r.ms. I've done all kinds of therapies & changed my diet. I take daily vitamins 7 anti inflammatory suplements 2 help me. I did Copaxone 1 year.. shots sucks & it did'nt help much. 4 the last 4 years i've beeb doing Chemotherapy 1 x a month 7 getting Botox n my knees every 3 mos...
    sparradia sparradia 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    MS Has Me

    It always rankles me to read that "You have MS, it doesn't have you." That is total bullshit. It has me. It has changed my life's arc. I try my best to adapt, but some things like exhaustion can't be compensated for. MS makes the rules, and we've got to play by them. And the...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 12 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    How do you treat ms? I have not been diagnosed,

    but my grandma does and I am worried I might.
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I was diagnosed with m.

    s in 1999 hardest 2 things I had to learn to deal with were 1. Understanding that people without m.s cannot relate to the condition AT ALL!. its not their fault how could they possibly understand a hidden illness or understand that the symptoms that they can see are the tip of...
    ledgie1975 ledgie1975 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I was diagnosed in 2007.

    I was a long distance runner before my diagnosis and kept it up for years but now I can barely walk and am afraid I will have to go on disability soon. As strong as I try to be I'm scared as hell.
    robbyt3545 robbyt3545 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Symptoms Ignored...

    In my last post I detailed how I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. During my hospital stay and the weeks after, I had a lot of time to think about symptoms I may have had in the past. Now that I know what's wrong with me, I see that the symptoms started long ago. Being...
    ChicaBee503 ChicaBee503 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    My whole life is falling apart

    before my own eyes...well when there working.
    fuckms fuckms 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    dx 2003 disability retirement 2009.

    wife left 2013 alone, and wish I would just die, ******* ms is Aweful.... I'd rather have cancer, go thru hell, with the chance to beat it or die and get it the **** over with... ms is a never ending slow miserable mind ****... sit back and watch function after function slowly...
    jr5646 jr5646 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I have Multiple Sclerosis.

    it has really messed my body up. Weakness in my legs and super sensitivity on my left side (which is dominant) that causes pain. I also have extra sensitivity in my groin (penis, testicles, upper thigh) area. This causes significant feeling, leading to early...
    DaveShaved DaveShaved 46-50, M Jan 12

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    Heavy...

     Thats one way to describe it. My limbs especially my lower extremities feel heavy, as if they are being tied down by weights. The worst part of dealing with this disease is how unpredictable it can be. Sometimes I have more then enough energy for the day and other times I...
    Nunyabuziness Nunyabuziness 26-30, M 26 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    cra2yk1d cra2yk1d 13-15, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Depression Alone!

    I have 3 kids 14, 12 & 8. They are the only one's keeping me still breathing every day! I do have a partner we have been with one another for 10yrs now. I love him but, I don't think well I actually got that vibe that that he does'nt care:'( . He takes me to the hospital with...
    lonely5603 lonely5603 31-35 4 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    I have had Ms since the year of 2007.

    I try to stay happy everyday but sometimes it is very hard. Every time you get the house spotless, it seems as though you have to start all over again. The kids are really smart my 9 year old boy even more so. He has never known me before I was sick. He watches me...
    StayHappySmile StayHappySmile 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Good day ! My husband has MS.

    It was benign MS, after 10 yrs MS attacked his both eyes and became blurred almost loss of vision. Then after several treatments w/ steroids hoping for his eyesight to come back, unfortunately it didn't work. Right-after that, numbness of his arms happened and his both legs is...
    Andrea0328 Andrea0328 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2014

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    6 years since my diagnosis of

    relapsing/remitting and over 4 years since my last relapse!!! :) 😄
    danc3rz danc3rz 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    Diagnosed With Ms In 2002

    I was diagnosed when I was just 31. I was having weakness in my legs and arms and thought it was just a pinched nerve of sorts. I would just be walking and I would have to stop because I felt I was going to fall. I found out my diagnosis in such a weird way. Started out with...
    Tamzang13 Tamzang13 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    It was 2013 and I was 26 years old

    when I was diagnosed. I am now 28. It started out with numbness in my extremities and went to cordination difficulties and weakness ending up in paralysis. I went for help 3 times during this episode... 3rd time i was completely paralyzed and was still sent home with the...
    JennaMB86 JennaMB86 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I’m 26 years old and I was diagnosed with MS

    about a year and a half ago. I’m very asymptomatic, this means my symptoms may go unnoticed. Weakness in my legs and arms, and lack of sensitivity in my face are included on the symptoms I felt. 4 months ago I started the Gilenya treatment, the one and only drug I have ever...
    isa88 isa88 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    My Story-in A Nutshell

    Well, I'm 26 and was just officially diagnosed with MS on June 9th. However, I've suspected I had it for about 4 years now. All doctors and specialists I've seen just treated me like an overweight, depressed, hypochondriac. Telling me my symptoms stemmed from depression, weight...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 17 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Some days r fine But some days r just like what

    the hell!!! It's like it likes to play tricks on yu!!! I hate it(•.•)
    jinna69 jinna69 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    My Long Ms Journey

    I consider myself to be one of the "luckier" MS ones. For the most part my MS has been what they used to call benign MS. For me that meant I got away with hiding my MS and being the Queen of Denial. Looking back I, along with my friends and family, can remember all sorts of...
    JfromOC JfromOC 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    My doctor wrote paper work to my work statiting

    due to my MS I can only work 30 hrs week. My work already told me that they do not have any part time work. I think they going to let me go. I know that if happen God will provide away. I just get really bad headaches and get so tired. I go back tomorrow with paperwork.
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 29

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