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I Have Multiple Sclerosis

Personal stories and news for people with Multiple Sclerosis. In affiliation with ThisIsMS.com 1,291 People

    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 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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    I ******* hate this disease.

    Anyone here who's opinion is different?
    DaveShaved DaveShaved 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

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    The Spinal Tap

    I was still shaking from the spinal tap. The medical term is “lumbar puncture.” Any combination of words that contains “spinal” and “puncture” was going to terrify me. It did. From working in a law firm that handled personal injury cases, I...
    ZenGrrrl ZenGrrrl 41-45, F 26 Responses Apr 3, 2006

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    Infusion day. Hopefully this is one of the

    times it kicks in without messing me up too much. I am sick of getting stuck with needles, though.
    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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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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    any tysabri infusion junkies out there?

    so far not so good for me and Im hoping someone can relate or maybe she'd some light on what I'm going through...!?
    Vnel Vnel 22-25, F Dec 21, 2015

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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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    I don't have MS but I have a very similar

    condition that works similar but secondary to MS (the affects too) it is called 'Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System' and is caused by an internal bleed releasing iron into the CNS this breaking everything down as it progresses. :(
    Paul2v Paul2v 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    The doctors recently diagnosed me with MS.

    How do you manage this. Any tips will be helpful. Today I have started my rounds of Steroids.
    Regina1931 Regina1931 18-21 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I guess just upset my doctor has me work 30

    week my work is going let me go. I just do not know when. I am so tired even working 6 hrs/ day instead of 8. Ms sucks the life out of you. I do not know what is going to happen I think they are trying get me to quit.
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    So does anyone here have other "issues" besides

    MS. I have: Migraines Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Diabetes
    DaveShaved DaveShaved 51-55, M Feb 8, 2015

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    I have recently been diagnosed

    but it's taken over a year to be diagnosed. My hands have been numb for 6 months, I'm having a hard time at work with my hands not working right. I am thinking about finding a new job because mine is very stressful, anyone have any suggestions about work from home? I need...
    Jaclyn80 Jaclyn80 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    I take low dose naltrexone

    for Multiple Sclerosis. It is the only medication I take . I was diagnosed in 2006. Initially I did rebif *****. They made EVERY symptom worse. Now I'm no longer so totally fatigued. I can walk my dogs. And I still work 40 hours a week.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Does anyone take copaxone

    or glatopa? How long does it a 20mg injection to be fully absorbed and when can I inject into the same area again? I'm thin so my options are a bit limited.
    7MattW 7MattW 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    A Journey of 30 Years, With MS As a Teacher...

    Hello All, I've been journeying with MS as a constant companion for over 30 years, and facilitate a wellness & support group in CO.  I'm also a retired clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist.  Like you, through many ups and downs, I've learned a lot about...
    Shabda1 Shabda1 56-60, F 11 Responses Mar 9, 2007

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    Relapsing Remitting Ms - Maybe Progressive

    I have the kind where after my last attack I didn't get back to my previous baseline.  How I feel right now, I would have never gone to work before... but since this appears to be as good as it gets, I resumed my life. My last brain lesion was the size of a golfball...
    Wiccad Wiccad 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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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 3 Responses Feb 4, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I have Multiple Sclerosis

    and I'm better off than most, blessedly
    AsgardRain AsgardRain 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I'm Never Giving Up On Life.

    November 17th, 2012, I was diagnosed with MS. At the time I was 15. My reaction was hardly a reaction at all. I haven't really heard of the disease, and knew nothing about it. The first two months I was in denial. I'm too young to have this. They made a mistake. Then reality...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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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    So hard to start a relationship with someone

    with me having MS. Each year I have been going downhill Has anyone heard of a uphill?
    Agilezs Agilezs 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

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    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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    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 31-35, M 26 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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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, 2015

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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 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2015

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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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    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 31-35, M 18 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    MS

    I found out shortly after I had turned 21 that I had Multiple Sclerosis. I was forced to quit my job and quit school. I pretty much had to re arrange my life.  The doctors told me that I had had it before the age of 19 but this was the first time that it had shown itself. I...
    gigglemonster2000 gigglemonster2000 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 13, 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, 2015

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