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I Have Multiple Sclerosis

Personal stories and news for people with Multiple Sclerosis. In affiliation with ThisIsMS.com 1,231 People

    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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    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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    I am writing this to show you

    that you can live with MS fairly comfortably if you are fortunate enough to find the right medication that works for you and have a good support system. I was diagnosed in 95 after experiencing several bad attacks one of which required hospitalization and IV steroids. Soon...
    Avonexveteran Avonexveteran 56-60, M Sep 30, 2014

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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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    When I Became My Disease...

    I have MS.  I was diagnosed at 27.  I had many years including my teens where I had symptoms.  At 20 I bought my first business.  My passion was floral design. My specialty was weddings.  I have done wedding design and coordination for 13 years now. ...
    jenisue jenisue 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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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 have Multiple Sclerosis

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

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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 Husband Has Multiple Sclerosis And My Heart Is Breaking

    When I first met my husband I knew of the condition multiple sclerosis; I knew the treatment methods, the steroid trips to the hospitals, I knew the diets and the preventative measures to help battle this ongoing incurable and debilitating disease. What I did NOT know was how...
    MrsTeri MrsTeri 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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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 1 Response Feb 4

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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 7 Responses Apr 11

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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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    I was diagnosed when I was 22

    and have since been through some intense challenegs I never thought I would be able to overcome. Because of this, I have created a Facebook group which I hope to help support others, and also do lots of fundraising too. If you were also diagnosed at a young age, message me and I...
    CHRISLATER CHRISLATER 26-30, M Aug 10, 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 13 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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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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    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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'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 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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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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    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’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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    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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    In general I am very positive about my MS

    (diagnosed almost 6 years ago), but not today. Dealing with the worst period of my life which is saying a lot since my period symptoms got way worse with MS and even worse the last two months since having a miscarriage and thus a complete hormone shift. Now on day three of PRE...
    danc3rz danc3rz 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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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    So does anyone here have other "issues" besides

    MS. I have: Migraines Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Diabetes
    DaveShaved DaveShaved 46-50, M Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 there, I am 52 and have a little boy

    who is 10 and a husband. I am feeling very low at the moment. I used to be very physical, skiing, dancing, the gym. I am sitting here with a broken ankle because I have painfully fallen 5 times in the last 18 months, with that same ankle collapsing each time. I am sad...
    felinemoonbeast felinemoonbeast 46-50 1 Response Aug 9, 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 26-30, M 26 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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

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    I can't say for sure

    that I have MS, I just hate that there is no one test to know for sure if you have it or don't its like a sum of all the tests that gives the answer. What do you guys think? They did 2 MRIs one of my brain and one of my spinal column, they found in my brain some leasions and...
    Beatles22 Beatles22 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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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 was diagnosed at the end of last year.

    Since then my symptoms have rapidly got worse and I can barely leave the house for any amount of time. I'm supposed to be starting 3rd year at University in two weeks. Don't know how I'm going to cope.
    MichaelTWilson MichaelTWilson 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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