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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: Confused
Hi, Gmap, definitely seek another opinion, preferably from an MS specialist. Contact...More
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Reply: Nerve endings sensations
Hello mrspogue, The way you've described how your symptoms present does not sound like...More
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Reply: JCV Positive and Severly running low on Options
Hello para, The brick wall you've hit is mostly of your own construction. That's not a...More
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Reply: MRI Results
Hi blakey84, It means there are lesions in an area of the brain that would be...More
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Reply: rest
Listen to your body and give it what it needs. It's as simple as that. Easier said than...More
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Reply: just dignosed
Hi aaronsmom1, We all feel this way when we are newly diagnosed; fear about our future,...More
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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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