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hello everyone! :-D
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Caregiver for 12+ years

My name is Laura. I've been a caregiver for my husband James for over 12 years. His first onset was November 2001 - ON. We had a 4 1/2 month old son, his first newborn (and only), my fourth. It took 15 months for an official DX. The last 3 years MS has taken its toll physically. As we wait and hope for SSDI, we're trying not to be evicted and pay the bills. At ...
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33 year old male with RRMS

Hello everyone!!

My name is Bryan and I live in Alaska. I figured I would share my story with people and also talk to others with MS so i have people that would understand and also share what I go through. Every day I experience pain, headaches, dizziness, you name it. Have fell down a flight of stairs last year because of weekness and dizziness. But I'm trucking along...

I apologize ahead of time for ...
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Confused of MS diagnosis


Reading MS report and confused about the conclusion:

"At least 7 focal white matter lesions are scattered throughout the blah blah..fulfilling McDonald criteria for MS....
However there is no contrast enhancement of these lesions to confirm a newly developed lesion or previous imaging available for comparison to confirm dissemination in time. Clinical review and ongoing imaging follow up therefore is recommended to further confirm the suspected diagnosis of MS"

Now does this mean docs ...
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Struggling with new MS symptoms

Hi. I'm new so please bare with me. I'm a 37 y/o single female with no children. I was diagnosed with RRMS 17 years ago at age 20. Fell at home one day and started having spasms down right side of my body and was terrified. Went through multiple neurologists telling me they didn't know what it could be when one finally suspected and diagnosed MS after spinal tap and the MRIs.

I went from ...
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diagnosed with MS


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17 years - no diagnosis

At age 25, I had a sudden onset of severe fatigue which lasted 3 years. Gradually, it improved and my MD said I'd had an acute EBV infection and CFS. Thrilled to be in remission at age 29, I proceeded to engage in a strenuous exercise program to lose the 35 lbs I'd gained. I worked my way up to a 3 mile daily run, weightlifting and tennis on weekends. By age 31, I'd shrunk ...
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Hi from Chocolate City, USA!

I'm 51 and have been diagnosed (Relapsing-Remitting) for just over 3 years. I also had a mild stroke in 2007 and two back surgeries (2011 and 2012) and a current herniated disc. Am in the last steps now before finally getting a pain pump implanted. I have two cats; one of them saved my life when I had the stroke and will reach up with his paw to brush away my tears when I cry. ...
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Hello--son with possible MS

Hi group--I like to introduce myself. I'm new to MS and have a lot of questions/concerns which is why I'm here--our son is showing signs at the age of 13. Slurring speech, slow movement, chronic fatigue. He's afraid to go to the doctor ...hope we can share in our difficulties as we begin this process...
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Hi from Gold Coast, Australia

Hi guys I am a 39yr old male diagnosed 4/5/2014
A bit of background
I have been an air conditioning tradesmen for the past 20 years since leaving school until feb 2013 when I had a work accident and injured my back. I was put on assortment of painkillers and physio treatment etc which was going great until they suggested a couple of chiropractic adjustments. Well since the adjustments I have had chronic back pain ...
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