I have no shine, no bubbles left. I feel so isolated and I have been on my own for a long time now. I can't see how I will ever get into a relationship when I feel like a wreck. I want the old me back but I fear she has gone forever.
I devote a lot of time to trying to get better but sometimes I wonder what its's for.
I know I am in better shape that a lot of people with MS. But the spasticity in my knees and the constant challenges are wearing me out.
I'm seeing the docs tomorrow to change the HRT again. Maybe I should ask for some antidepressants.
How do you all cope?
There are many anti-depressant drugs available that can also help you if necessary.
Hope you are feeling better soon!
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
Elliot - I had to slow down on the exercises recently and I do miss the endorphins. So you are right - I need to get back into my routine.
But still my life feels like I am just living to beat the ms…..
After my diagnosis I want to a psychologist. I was always skeptical about psychology but I wanted to give it a try and so far I think it was a good choice, we talked about my issues and then he told me that we are going to need to do a "meditation & relaxing treatment/course". Honestly I have been there for 2 times so far but each time I came out I felt a little better. I ont know if it is a possible option for you but If you are able to go to one it might be a good choice. The hospital where my MS doc is, going to start a relaxation course aswell for MS patients maybe there is something similar in your areas aswell, it can make you feel lot better if you meet other people who are in the same shoes with optimistic views.
Here is a funny story. My family did a vacation this past summer. My father has Multiple Myelma, a type of blood cancer. He is doing very well and was diagnosed almost 6 years ago now. We were in SD the badlands and had a very long day. The drive back was going to be long. He was getting pretty antsy in the car, so we decided to drive through the needles on the way back from the scenic loop. He was complaining about how terrible he felt and how long would it be for us to get back to the place we were staying and suddenly we started to see the amazing sites of the Needles. All of the sudden his mood improved and he was screaming to stop the car to take a picture! It was so fun to see the change. Just thought I would share as I thought it was pretty cute.
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