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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: Lesion location and nerve pain
Dear ta-da, Wouldn't it be nice if our doctors could precisely map our lesions and show...More
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Reply: Ankle and foot pain
Judy, I mistakenly responded to a 6-year-old post, lol. Now that I've read your post, I...More
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Reply: Ankle and foot pain
Dear HawkRest, Spasticity is when a muscle is overly toned and permanently "flexed," it...More
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Reply: Questions about symptoms--help?
Hello, Your symptoms could be caused by any number of medical conditions. No one on a...More
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Reply: having a hard time walking with ms
Hi ireneliz, We do get worried whenever there's a change in our walking ability. The...More
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Reply: Starting Tysabri
Hi Stephanie, I took Tysabri for about 18 months. I don't know how your doc has...More
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Reply: Can't hide from the past...
I was abandoned by my husband a short time ago, too, because of the disease, and your...More
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Reply: Hi I'm New
Hi scared, Although I'm sorry to have to welcome you aboard the good ship MS, I'm glad...More
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Reply: New, in pain and scared that i may have MS - pleas...
Dear yume, It is impossible to say that your symptoms fit the profile of having MS....More
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Reply: Hello, everyone! Newbie here...
kauma, Your descriptions and questions do raise more questions. Sounds as though L...More
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