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Does any one get agitated over small things?

Does any one get agitated over small things?

I get real agitated more now then I ever have it seams to hit bad when I get hot or when I get out for the day around big group's of people.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Teeka, Thank you, it happens to me as well. When I get crappy, argumentative, saying No, - I try to back off, to apologize and hope that my husband… read more

posted 7 days ago

Stupid things people say to you (when they hear you have MS)...

Stupid things people say to you (when they hear you have MS)...

The one constant with MS is there is NO CONSTANT!!! While we have some symptoms in common, no two people experience MS the same way. To that end, it drives me batty when I meet people who know someone (a cousin, wife's sister, friend of a friend, man down the street) who was diagnosed X years ago and "is just fine." "Don't worry about it, she doesn't feel anything." Or "God only gives you what you can handle." or "If you pray more it will be… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

posted 1 day ago

Perks

Perks

So we all know that MS sucks, but is there anything good that it brought into your life? For me I've finally learned to enjoy life, smell the roses, and not to sweat the small stuff.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes just enjoy life with my family because family is everything. And I'am always positive about everythings don't let things get me down.

posted 12 months ago

How many of these apply to you? Found on MultipleSclerosis.net, MS & Things People Should NOT Say

How many of these apply to you? Found on MultipleSclerosis.net, MS & Things People Should NOT Say

You don’t look sick
You shouldn’t drink diet coke
OMG this diet cures MS
OMG this vitamin will leave you symptom free
Aren’t you gluten free? … You should be
Aren’t you too healthy looking to have MS
Try this herb; it helped my cousin’s uncles’ sister’s friend who has MS
Well aren’t you taking your meds?? (Yes….) Then why is your MS bothering you still?
Are you contagious?
You shouldn’t eat meat…
What did you do… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've been on the receiving end of literally ALL of these questions. At this point in my life giving sarcastic answers isn't even amusing anymore.

posted 4 months ago

I need help with my fatigue. What is there to help

I need help with my fatigue. What is there to help

I am feeling so weak by the afternoon. I feel like I need to lay down always. I'm trying to get enough sleep and walking 30 min a day. Its just seems to be getting worse.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I can’t handle the marijuana of today. Much too strong. Found some 10 years old and it was fantastic. Had to make sure no mold.

posted 9 days ago

Does stress cause your MS symptoms to get worse?

Does stress cause your MS symptoms to get worse?

How do you handle stress? I find that if I am upset either a person or situation my arms and legs begin to feel like spaghetti, I feel weak and uncoordinated and sometimes "blow my stack" because I can't concentrate or control my emotions.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Looking back, I know I was stressed all of my life. I strongly believe that it had an impact on my getting MS. Now at age 55 and MS since age 50, I try… read more

posted about 2 months ago

MISDIAGNOSIS

MISDIAGNOSIS

I have seen so many posts concerning misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis. This is stopping us from having appropriate medical treatment such as DMT, FES and suitable medications to alleviate pain etc. How can we help the medical profession get to the right answer quicker?

I was lucky to get a diagnosis in 5 weeks, but have seen friends and many of you waiting 7 years or longer, with what appear to be very recognisable symptoms

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Update pan open up and I got some funds so back on meds, yea!

posted 2 months ago

How do you describe Multiple Sclerosis to others?

How do you describe Multiple Sclerosis to others?

When asked, I tell people that it is a disease that causes my immune system to go haywire. Because the Immune System is confused, it attacks my Central Nervous System. When this occurs, it causes damage to the sheath around the nerve(s). Then I ask them to think of in terms of electrical wire that has the rubber coating over it. If the coating of the wire is damaged, it can cause the wire to short out. It's the same thing. They get it every time!

A MyMSTeam Member said:

It is like putting a plug-in a socket and just doesn’t connect!

posted 4 months ago

To work or not to work, that is the question

To work or not to work, that is the question

I know all MS’ers suffer trying to balance activity and rest, but I would just like to know your opinions. I am seeing therapists, taking depression medication, but never in my life have I felt so crazy, and I realize that depression is not only an outcome of an ms diagnosis but can be actually cause by ms, but I stay in a dark place because this illness is so strange. On a daily basis, I have moments where I feel normal and get excited thinking I can do more then I… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I feel the same. I was diagnosed in April with MS, but then had a neurologist decide it might not be, while having no idea what it is, ither than… read more

posted 29 days ago

MS versus a DUI

MS versus a DUI

We all know we often stagger around like a drunk at times. Coming into summer season with checkpoints set up in various states at various times, how would you tell an officer that you cannot take the drunk driver test, other than a breathalyzer. Or do you ask for the breathalyzer? Just curious.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am a pinball wizard . I bounce all over the place.

posted 5 months ago
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