I was thinking about this and yes I've had some poor reactions from people - I particularly dislike the 'awwww' pity-face some people put on. I am matter-of-fact about my illness, but I know they feel they are sympathising with me for something they feel is awful. As this is a lifelong illness, I feel they don't grasp I'm normal and I have a life to live, I just have MS. I don't take offence to it though, it just irritates me a little.
What does really upset me is members of my family or extended family who think I am putting too much of an emphasis on symptoms like memory loss or brain-fog. When I hear, 'Aw listen I did exactly the same thing yesterday..' it does upset me, I feel that they are suggesting I am exaggerating the impact MS has on me. I spend my life trying to hide it to be honest, but sometimes I just want to share that it really pisses me off with a close family member. I don't like getting a 'we all get that' as a response and it makes me think if my own [/i]familycan think like this, other people must think I am completely hypochondriachal.
RR-MS dx 1998 and Coeliac dx 2003
Tecfidera, Cymbalta, Baclofen.
EPO, Fish Oils, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Magnesium, Multivitamin/mineral, Co-Enzyme Q10, Probiotics, Milk Thistle, Melatonin.