I was diagnosed February 2012 and only 2 distant relatives know about my MS. I'm single and all of my family lives out of state. The time has come to tell them but I'm not exactly sure how to start the conversation. We are all gathering in person and they know we will be having a "family discussion" but don't have a clue about the subject. My parents are in their 70's and worry like crazy about us 3 kids. Does any one have any suggestions on how to start the conversation? Are reactions good or bad when you are not necessarily a "close" family?
I have been recently diagnosed with MS - the neuro doc won't tell me which type. I have been having the usual symptoms like fatigue, depression, memory loss, clumsiness, etc. and they just refer me back to my primary care doc who doesn't do anything but shove pills at me. Shouldn't the neuro be treating me for ms problems? So far I haven't been able to get any recommendations for other neuro docs in Knoxville, Tn. Can you make any recommendations? - Thanks for any advice you can give on how to find a good doc without having to run all over town and switching docs every few months.View Thread
Hi all - I am new to this forum, newly diagnosed in Feb this year after having my first attack 2 days after my dog was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma and when she died the end of March my depression really got worse - she was my best friend. STRESS was what brought this on. I have noticed problems the past few years with fatigue and memory loss but after the attack everything just got worse. I started Copaxone early April so only been on it for 1 month. My neurologist just keeps referring me to my primary care doctor when new symptoms come up so I'm looking for a new neuro. Does anyone have problems with a stiff neck that gets worse as the day goes one? And does anyone have problems hitting the "T" on the keyboard? The support groups (and Neuro docs) in Knoxville, Tn are few and far between. I so want to be able to connect with others with ms. I don't have any family in the state and not much of a support system. I have called every resource in our area and surely there has to be more than just a handful of people here. Besides online chat rooms, how does one find a local support group? Does anyone take vitamin supplements and how much? Sorry for all the question but I have so many I don't know where to start.View Thread