MaggieMae wrote:Do you think the MS could have changed Kyle's personality? I know of individuals with MS who in additon to symptoms that can be seen, have personality changes - sometimes becoming very angry.
It's possible and if so, he has my deepest sympathies. MS has taken a lot from me and I feel episodes of major bitterness. I'm sure my family bites their tongues a lot.
However, on a darker note, there is a notorious troll who has harassed various MS message boards around the Internet for several years. The troll I'm thinking of is a woman from the Atlanta area who has been booted off of two private membership boards to which I've belonged. On the private boards, she'd come back under different identifies but the moderators are usually quick to pick up on some of her old habits. I'm told that she's had at least two or three IDs over at MSWorld. She loves to bait people into arguments or create very tragic stories and make people feel enormous amounts of sympathy for her. One extreme or the other.
Also, before the Braintalk board had that closure, they had that whole weird deal about encouraging multiple IDs and characters. I think the guy who ran that board even had a big part in creating that Second Life web site. There are some people who are still into that multiple identities thing. MS is complicated enough without all of that garbage.
I'd leave it at this: if someone is clearly hypercritical over a certain therapy topic but won't stay away from it, they're likely trolling you or a pissed off drug salesman from a competing company.