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I need a pair of glasses but I cannot adopt them


I have been diagnosed MS 14 years ago and using betaseron for 13 years. One of my first attacks was from my right eye and at first minute I lost 70% vision in my right eye, then it recovered upto 10% loss. Still my right eye is not as good as the left one but it is really hard to say that it has a persistent problem.

Anyhow, at the first years of my ...
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social events

If you and your spouse are invited somewhere, how do you decide if you are going? I have to use a scooter. Walking is extremely difficult. I want to know if I'm being a cry-baby in having to stay at home. Is this normal? Please be as specific as possible.
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Sleep Problems

I was wondering if their was anything natural to help me with sleeping thru the night.
I do take Magnesium at night but I am not sure that helps at all.
The doctor did give me Lunesta at one point but I was hoping for something more natural.

Thanks in advance
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Symptoms amplified when sick?

Is it normal to have the numbness and tingling seem to amplify when sick? I had a stomach bug crop up today followed by flu-like acheness. My left hand is very tingly today (more than normal). This has happened on a number of occasions when sick.

Normal, or unique to me?

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Looking for Canadian MS patients for paid interviews


I work for a Canadian market research company, and we are looking for MS patients across Canada to participate to online and phone market research survey. We offer a fair compensation for your time.Your opinion is important!

If you are interested, please email me at

Thank you.
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Howdy again. Where I've been and what I've been up to

Well it's a long ass story, but life is good. I've been almost symptom free for several years now. I don't know with 100% certainty if I have ms or not, but a lot has changed over last 4 yrs. I haven't seen my neurologist in several years and while I still have trouble emptying my bladder that's about the only thing wrong with me (besides being borderline crazy), but some of the original members ...
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Spoons ... on-theory/

Spoons? What spoons? No one ever told me I was supposed to get an
allotment of spoons every morning! Where do I get these spoons?

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need to know

Hello to all, my name is Mike and I need some advice if I may, real quick at 35 years old - 9 years ago I was diagnosed and put on Betaseron, i lasted about 3 years on the beta and was doing so good but the beta kicked my butt so after telling my neuro I took myself off. I maintained great health for the past 6 years symptom free........ until August of this ...
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Help in the morning to get ready for work?

My fiancée teaches at a community college. We do not live together yet, I live in a different town. She's been having difficulty getting out of bed, getting ready for work, and getting into her car. I was wondering if you know of a way for her to obtain assistance for those tasks. She does OK with the rest of her day. Thanks, John.

Sent from my iPhone.
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Symptoms worse during menstruation?!

I'm relatively new to this MS thing (February 9th start).

I have only ever had one period, since the symptoms started.The last period, I was in the hospital. That time everything was so overwhelming, I don't remember whether or not symptoms were worse during my period.

Tonight, I started to notice the smokey eyes (looks like I'm looking through a thin layer of smoke)/ painful eyes, jaw pain, over-all facial pain, MS hug, weakness in ...
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