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Postby MrsGeorge » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:16 am


My name is George, I'm 25 and I am in the process of being diagnosed. I have been told to expect a diagnosis of MS but have not had the diagnosis because the neurologist I first saw didn't want to get involved as I was moving.

I first developed Optic Neuritis in my R eye in April and in October I developed a number of other symptoms which can be summed up as my R leg and arm are problematic, I have occassional difficulties talking/ slurred speech and I have balance problems. I'm finding this all very frustrating.

In a nutshell I am scared by all this and feel very alone at the moment as the people I am close to don't understand and this means I don't really talk to them. Also, I don't know very much about MS.
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Postby Loriyas » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:28 am

Hi George
I'm sorry you are finding yourself here but this is a great place to learn. I know it is a really scary time but the best thing you can do is to research and learn as much as you can. Knowledge is power, so the saying goes, and it is so true. The more you know and understand the better able to handle this whole thing.
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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:39 am

welcome to the site..i know what you are going thru..i have been dealing with it for awhile....so i know the being scared and stuff like that.but this is a wonderful site and they all make you feel better no matter what kind of day you are having.....good luck and hope you find out soon...

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Postby TwistedHelix » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:55 am

Welcome George, and ditto what the others said. This is not only a frightening time for you, but bewildering as well: bucketloads of information to try and understand, and just when you think you're beginning to grasp it, someone comes along with a new piece of information or the latest research and seemingly proves it's not what you thought at all! The uncertainty of MS is hard enough to cope with, but the feeling that even the experts aren't certain is unnerving to say the least.
But little by little words like "oligodendrocyte" will become part of your lexicon *, and you'll see that, in the fog of confusion, some lights are appearing to show us the way out.

* assuming, of course, you're not already a neuroscientist.
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