Hello all, I am 38 yo female, was dx 2007 but had had 3 relapses in 4 years prior to this, they were like tingling, although each time a new symptom was added, light vertigo, numbness, all these were minor troubles and used to go away by themselves. I saw a neuro 1st time, prescribed some vitamins and in short time it was all back to normal, 2nd time didn't even see one, it was the 3rd time when I was dx and only because my mother insisted to make MRI. I thought it was a waste of time. Surprise surprise! Now it seems to me that I started feeling bad when I understood the diagnose.
I am on Betaseron (it's betaferon here) now and feeling well. But not before 6-7 months have past since start. I had a double-vision relapse (4th) before starting treatment and any time I was tired mentally or phisically I got that for 15-30 min (not considered a flair). Now I'm fine.
Emotionally - at first I was crushed and very downhearted, but soon MS turned to be a kind of blessing. It has made me think differently, regard the world around me differently, reorganize my priorities, and be thankful for every single moment in my life and for evth/evbody that's in my life. Perhaps I have needed ms to make me a better person and I love it for this. Hope this doesn't sound crazy.