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hackwriter

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: http://multiplesclerosis.net/archives/

For an earlier set of essays, see my personal blog titled "Doc, It Hurts When I Do This" at: http://multiplesclerosiswrite.blogspot.com/

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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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Reply: Just diagnosed
Hi Jeanne, Sounds as though your doc is on top of it and doing all the right things....More
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Reply: Just diagnosed
Dear beanie1, I have patchy numbness that is permanent. Generally, if a new symptom...More
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Reply: MS, No Sexual Drive & Relationships.
Dear tdj72, I sympathize with you; feeling low or no libido can make us feel even more...More
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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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