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Has Any One Had Any Personality Changes Since Diagnosed With MS?

Has Any One Had Any Personality Changes Since Diagnosed With MS?

I noticed a change in my personality since my diagnosis from 3 years ago. I probably had MS for 10 years before being diagnosed. I had a fall out with a co worker on friday & he told me that i talk too much, sarastic & i laugh to myself when things are not funny. I have a neuro followup this week and will discuss with him. I also have bad Brain Fog some days , concentration, short term memory issues, etc...

posted about 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi sorry for your distress
I too suffer these symptoms. My advice is to keep happy & try never to get involved in arguments & negative conversations. IW
When I got into these situations I felt extremely weak & shaky And would take 3 days to recover x

posted about 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have become a bit erratic with my moods, and can verbally explode at the slightest thing sometimes. I am not physical with my anger, and am glad for that, as there are moments when I would have hit Superson when he has been an awful teenmonster. It is almost more frustrating in my mind that I can't hit him when he has wound me up that far! I am glad though that there is a barrier even in my anger, that prevents such a destructive direction.

That bit of honesty was difficult to share...

posted about 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

YES. Totally can relate. Was DX in 2016 problems back to 2004. Last year lots of mood changes mostly snapping. Got several warnings at work snd suspension. They (company) said people didn't want with me because of my attitude. Worked with these people 10+years. Also issues with wife Quit working went out on disability. Working with a physiologist and counseling. Not sure if can blame MS, meds, family. I personally don't think it's as be bad as it seems. All can be twisted in different ways and views. But always ends up my fault Which triggers more attitude . Good luck

posted about 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I had all those symptoms and was finally diagnosed as having pseudobubar or PBA, Pathological laughter and crying
Also called: PBA, pseudobulbar affect. I noticed that my emotions weren't matching the situations going on around me. Just driving my car with my daughter and I started crying but then laughing, all over nothing. That's when I knew I had to figure out what was causing it. I now take Nuedexta 20-10mg capsules twice a day and for the most part my emotions stay steady. Still have off days or off momebts but it's been much better on the medication. Something to discuss with your neurologist. Sorry, had to update as the medicine I previously posted (Neupro patch 20mg) is for restless legs. Can be hard to remember which us for what ailment.

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

"Cal25" Thats pretty much what it is, a journey. Not by choice by any means but having to live it means we have to manage to live to deal withall the changes. It does help being able to talk to others that know what you're going through because they have to deal with it as well.

posted about 2 years ago
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