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by emaugust
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: numbness n both feet
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: numbness n both feet

I HAD 2 NUMB FEET AS PART OF MY LAST MS ATTACK. FINALLY AFTER A YEAR MY FEET ARE BACK TO NORMAL THOUGH MY RIGHT FOOT IS STILL JUST A LITTLE BIT NUMB. DEFINITELY AN MS SYMPTOM - WHAT DR. WOULD TELL YOU PINS AND NEEDLES OR NUMBNESS IS NOT A MS SYMPTOM?
by emaugust
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important news for MS patients under the age of 30!
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Maybe I am a bad reader, but what does this have to do with those of us under 30 with MS?
by emaugust
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your response to Prednisone steroid like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

I felt like the steroids helped my attack even 4 months into the thing (way to late according to some?), but the symptoms are still coming back slightly as I ween off the steroids. One terrible thing - I had been taking my steroids at night and despite having the AC cranked, I was having trouble sle...
by emaugust
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Diagnosed this Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

I am seeing Dr. McCoyd at Loyola. I have been pretty impressed by him and his nurse is apparently some heavy hitter in the MS scene (at conferences in europe all the time) so that will help me getting fast tracked with Gilenya or something.
by emaugust
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Diagnosed this Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

As a fellow 28 year old Chicagoan diagnosed with MS this week, welcome to this-isms (as I call it :p). Time to start learning!
by emaugust
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your response to Prednisone steroid like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Thanks WW - I woke up today and my symptoms feel like they are going away again which is a relief. Not perfect of course, but everything helps!
by emaugust
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Under 25 with MS
Topic: Understanding
Replies: 7
Views: 6704

When I have been explaining MS to people, there are a few things I have been doing. While I realize that MS can be very serious potentially, I try to downplay the severity - I want everyone to know that I am a normal dude who sometimes gets real numb or cant walk real good. I'm still me, ya know? So...
by emaugust
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Under 25 with MS
Topic: Diagnosed yesterday whats the point
Replies: 10
Views: 18009

Re: Diagnosed yesterday whats the point

sorry to type a topic so blue but im 19 years old, had life ahead of me, now ill be lucky to be 50. don't see the point in dating, school, anything really I am just recently Diagnosed but I have had MS attacks for about 10 years now, just never knew because they were always mild and went away. ANYH...
by emaugust
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your response to Prednisone steroid like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

What is your response to Prednisone steroid like?

Hi all - so part of being diagnosed with MS last week was getting a prescription for a bunch of Prednisone Steroid pills. Basically, my doctor has me on 1000MG a day for 5 days than tapering off for a few weeks. I just took my 4th 1000MG dose this evening. I am curious how these steroids affect othe...
by emaugust
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blurry vision in left eye
Replies: 15
Views: 46960

Go ahead and get an MRI and make sure they check for lesions. Blurriness and other eye issues are one of the most common initial signs of MS. I was diagnosed with MS 2 days ago but I had a blurry eye "clinical event" a few years ago that had a lesion on the MRI that apparently no one caught.
by emaugust
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy with MS here
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

New guy with MS here

Hi All - my name is Eric, I am a 28 year old male in Chicago who was diagnosed yesterday with MS. I googled up this forum and all of the information is really great. Here is my real quick backstory - When I was about 19 or 20, half of my body (the right half) went numb for about a month. It didn't a...