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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.

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member the only thing that bugs me about cooling gear is they only last about an hour. Vest so heavy too. Guess better than nothing tho.

posted 14 days ago
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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

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

Definitely confusing to Children, however, One day they will understand people all have differences. They may inately defend our Disease and our best… read more

posted 23 days ago
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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

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

My answer
Omg shut up

posted about 1 month ago
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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.

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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 3 months ago
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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.

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

I went through the same thing but refuse to take any more medicine already take 3

posted about 3 hours ago
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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.

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've noticed a difference depending on what kind of stress. Emotional stress has a much greater impact than everyday, work stress. When emotions are… read more

posted 2 months ago
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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!

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

yeap, I explain it the same way... think of in terms of electrical wire that has the rubber coating over it.

posted over 1 year ago
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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.

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

Do you have a handicap plague ?

posted 15 days ago
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Ocrevus

Ocrevus

Just finished my first dose of Ocrevus. First dose is split into two sessions, two weeks apart. My second will be in November, 6 months after the first. So far, I haven't had any noticeable side effects other than exhaustion. That is subsiding each day ....

If you are considering this drug, please keep in mind the purpose of this drug is to halt the progression of MS. You will no doubt read about symptoms getting better. I have so many symptoms, time will tell. Although I have noticed, my brain fog is… read more

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank you all for the advise. I will have my first dose of Ocrevus this Friday. From reading all these posts drinking extra water that will be my plan.… read more

posted 6 months ago
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