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Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Michigan-based writer and MS patient advocate/consultant. 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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Reply: Waiting on diagnosis
Hello imnotcrazy, Waiting two months for a diagnosis is the most stressful part of...More
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Reply: Muscle spasms/cramps
Diane, Muscle spasms can be relieved by several techniques, ranging from daily...More
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Reply: might have ms
Dear Carol, Please be aware that no one here can tell you what you have. If the doctors...More
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Reply: Can you have MS when all tests come back normal?
Dear promyssnanna7, Here is a 2013 article explaining that blood test: ...More
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Reply: could it be?
I'm so glad to hear it! Do drop in and give us an update after you've seen the...More
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Reply: could it be?
neecey, It's time to get a second opinion. Though it is possible to have MS and have...More
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Reply: Dizzy spells
Hi Deb, You are right to seek out another doctor, someone should be investigating this...More
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Reply: Living with MS
Lovy, Here's a link to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. They can provide a...More
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Reply: hot and red face and chest and cold body
Hi cubanita, What you describe is very familiar. I tend to feel heat in the face, too,...More
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Reply: pubic bone sclerosis
Osteitis pubis is joint inflammation of the pubic bone. It is treated by an orthopedist...More
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