Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

I came across another great article on the topic of early symptoms of MS. Here it is for your reading enjoyment, and I’ll comment on it afterwards.

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The Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

There are several early signs of multiple sclerosis. Have you ever experienced tingling, numbness, loss of balance, weakness in one or more limbs, blurred or double vision? These are some of the most typical signs or symptoms that might suggest to a doctor that you have multiple sclerosis.

The signs may come on so gradually that you may not even know you’re having any symptoms until you look back years later. The signs can range from very mild to very severe. When mild, the signs may be barely noticeable. When severe, you may end up in the hospital wondering what is going on. The doctors may have to put you through several tests to find out the cause of your symptoms. Continue reading

Typical MS Symptoms – Early Signs

Before I was diagnosed with MS, I had no idea what was going on with my body. In my left eye, my colour vision was fading and I was light sensitive to the point of constant nausea. I actually went out and bought an eyepatch – and then drew a skull and crossbones on it with a white-out pen. Aaarrr Matie! As long as my eyes were open I had a headache so bad it bought tears to my eyes, and I felt this bizarre pressure, like there was an ice pick tearing into the back of my eye from inside my head. I found out later this is called “Optic Neuritis.” Continue reading

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

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I found this wonderful video showing exactly what Multiple Sclerosis is, in a really easy to understand format. I really like that it’s simple and clear, since most of what goes on with MS is neither of those things. It pretty much sums up what the Neurologist told me when I stood blankly in front of her saying “I have what? Are you sure it’s not a brain tumor?”

What do you think of the video? Let me know if you find it useful by leaving a comment below.

How to Deal with Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Ah, Fatigue. I’ve left some comments myself after this article, and I’d love it if you would to!

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15 Ways to Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue is one of the number one symptoms and complaints of multiple sclerosis. And unfortunately one of the #1 reasons that many people with MS end up on disability. Multiple Sclerosis fatigue is real, and a prominent symptom for as many as 85-95% of those with MS.

Here are 15 ways to fight against fatigue. Just the little things that you do each and every day can make a difference. Continue reading

Multiple Sclerosis and Wheelchairs

Very interesting article, touching on an aspect of MS I hadn’t thought of. Read it (I’ve commented below) and leave your comments as well!

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He Warned Me

Eight years ago, Dr. Pasupuleti, my neurologist at the time, reluctantly gave me a prescription for a wheelchair. “When I give my patients this, they almost never walk again,” he told my mom and me.

“But doctor,” I said, “I plan on walking for a long time. Don’t worry. It’s just that right now, I’m so tired. And I’m especially tired of falling down. And lately I’ve been missing out on so much. You understand that right?” I was naively asking a middle-aged doctor to sympathize for the lost social life of a 27-year-old woman. Continue reading

Talk to me about Multiple Sclerosis

 

After my initial diagnosis I felt … shocked and isolated and VERY glad I didn’t have a brain tumor. I was told MS was an autoimmune deficiency that is different for every person. Can you imagine my surprise when I came across this video with another lady describing MY LIFE?

Please leave me comments on how you reacted to your initial diagnosis, and what you think of this video. I was terrified at first because I didn’t know what to expect, and I don’t want you to feel like that – you’re NOT ALONE in this, there are other people who have been where you are and WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!

So please share.