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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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If you are considering that kind of surgery it would be better to ask informed...More
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Dear hope, I've been on Tecfidera since September and have only experienced a mild...More
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Hi hopenhelp, Stress can worsen our symptoms temporarily. But for some of us it can...More
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