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A forum dedicated to the younger people living with MS reflecting their unique concerns.

I'm new to this.

In 2010 I had back surgery due to a disc herniating into my sciatic nerve. It took almost a year for them to do the surgery because I didn't have insurance. After it was all said and done, I did keep my persistent leg pain. It burns almost all day everyday, and my right leg is significantly weaker then my left leg. For the past 2 years muscle spasms have been a major issue as ...
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Lesions on the brain & Spinal Tap came back fine.

I'm very confused as to why I have 9 White Matter Lesions on my Brain but my Spinal Tap came back fine. I'm very scared at a possible MS diagnosis. What are some other possible reasons why I have lesions on my brain?
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Terrified about a possible diagnosis

Hi everyone,

Im new here and could really use some advice. Im 22 years old, I just graduated from college and am in the process of applying to medical schools. However, Im having some set backs and I've never been so scared in my entire life. My grandmother passed away a year ago after battling MS for 40 years. She was diagnosed at 16, got married and had 3 kids and was paralyzed for the ...
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Turning 25 tomorrow.

I suppose that I have graduated from this sub-forum.


    Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
    When the last fires will wave to me
    And the silence will set out
    Tireless traveler
    Like the beam of a lightless star

    Then I will no longer
    Find myself in life as in a strange garment
    Surprised at the earth
    And the love of one woman
    And the shamelessness of men
    As today writing ...
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19 With MS

I was diagnosed a year ago after having a seizure in my dorm room and waking up blind at age 18. Since then, I've had botched spinal taps, bad drug reactions and little hope. Luckily, I changed doctors and am now feeling better than ever. I've taken my experiences and started a blog, especially for women with MS, in which I discuss medications, healthy recipes, MS friendly exercise and more. Here's the link for anyone ...
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Diagnosed less than a month ago. Since then I have tried taking to "intensive nutrition" and Vitamin D supplements. Working on improving that regimen all the time.
Anyway, a little about my sitch: I'm a full time college student from the PNW about to turn 22. First symptom, some tingling and numbness in right foot, stiff knees. Leading to diagnosis-nystagmus.
Right now I am in the middle of an exacerbation. Steroids got rid of the ...
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How to get diagnosed in the early stages / at a young age.

Lately, I've noticed my legs have been jumpy and twitchy. I googled it out of boredom, and when ms came up, I was drawn to it because my aunt has it. I've experienced blurred vision. I used to have phenomenal vision. Now I can't read things I used to be able to. It comes and goes. I'm always exhausted. Even if I get twelve hours of sleep, I'll come home from school and fall asleep ...
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When do you bring it up?

Since being diagnosed with ms a lot of things have changed for me. my habits, exercise, diet, everything.

There's only one thing that hasn't changed at all.

I like girls. Iv'e always liked them, always will. Im 21 so im trying to meet and talk to as many women as i can.

So when do i tell them about my little problem? I think im good looking, cool and funny. I have no problem meeting ...
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Finally found a forum which won't get closed. I had been on other forum of ms, thought that i'll stay permanent on that site, but the domain was one day put on sale.
I'am male 21 yrs. Got ms diagnosed when i was 18, specifically 17th July, 2009. I had several symptoms of MS at that time, ranging from numbness, tingling sensation, severe optic neuritis, balance problem, heat intolerance, vertigo, swallowing prob. and an unusual ...
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Possible ms diagnosis?..scared,confused

So in mid October I was at work and started feeling off, as the day went on I noticed my handwriting was off, by the next morning I felt like my leg was super heavy so I took the day off from work. The day after when I woke up my gait was off and my hip down was numb, was referred to a neurologist who got me a ct scan. That came back clear, ...
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