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Postby lionheart » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:15 am

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.
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Postby cheerleader » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:52 pm

Welcome, Lionheart.
I like your name, and your positive outlook. You don't sound crazy at all...sometimes it's our struggles which bring out the best in us.
Please keep sharing with all of us.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby sou » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:25 am


Welcome aboard. I feel the need to welcome you since we are neigbours. I live in Greece.

An MS diagnosis is an unfortunate event. You will get used to it pretty quickly, though. Personally, I don't consider MS a blessing. On the contrary, I belong to exactly the opposite camp. I still wish I had ALS, which presents similar, but more severe, motor symptoms but is usually fatal within a few years.

Your MS diagnosis is the beginning of an eternal (assuming that time ends when we die) journey. I think that joining this forum is a huge step towards understanding your condition. Try to be as much informed as possible. Read, read, read and read! Be open to ANY possible treatments. ANY! Approved treatments are not the only ones available.

Knowledge is power, while ignorane is happiness. It is your choice.

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