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Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Michigan-based writer, MS patient advocate/consultant, and WebMD Ambassador. Diagnosed with RRMS in 2005. Therapies: Copaxone 4.5 years, Rebif four months, Tysabri one year, took no DMDs for two years, then started Tecfidera in Sep. 2013. No MS in family history.

See my list of essays about living with MS at:

For an earlier set of essays, see my personal blog titled "Doc, It Hurts When I Do This" at:

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Hi mommytothree87, Your symptom doesn't really sound MS-related. If it is interfering...More
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Reply: Please Welcome Your MS Community Expert!
Welcome Stephanie! You'll be a great asset to the forum I'm a WebMD Ambassador on the...More
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Reply: Older folks with MS
Hi delany, I'd be glad to participate in a discussion on the subject of being older...More
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Hi mthurmertn, What reason did they give you for rejecting your application? KimMore
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Reply: Could this be MS?
Hi bambi, It's really maddening to have these symptoms and not get adequate answers and...More
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Reply: Any suggestions on the latest find???
Hi Suzanne, and welcome back! What a stressful and bizarre experience, I don't blame...More
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Reply: Fed Up
Hi jmissy, You didn't mention whether you've seen a doctor yet about your symptoms. Try...More
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Jessica, her comment about the two brain lesions being "nothing because you're showing...More
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Reply: Fed Up
Dear mrsklawrence, I know how maddening and stressful this must be for you. What has...More
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