I was diagnosed with ms today. I have a 9 month old and a 4 year old daughter. I am going to school to be an ELEMENTARY School teacher and almost have my associates. For the last 2 months the right side of my face has been numb and tingling. Recently the sensation has started all over my head with pain in my right temple. I have been to the ER 4 times in the past 2 months begging the doctors to run tests on me. Because I dont have insurance they said I was a stressed out student and mother with anxiety. I went to the ER today and demanded an MRI. This doctor agreed and he wasnt happy to tell a 24 year old she had MS. I am having a hard time with this because I was a CNA for 6 years and took care of many people with ms. Artists that cant hold a paint brush. Joggers who can no longer walk. I have seen the evil effects this disease can have on people. Can I still be a teacher someday? Should I quit school and enjoy the time I have with my kids now? How much time do I have before someone is changing my diapers? How fast can this disease progress? Is there a medicine that will make the tingling go away?View Thread
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