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Handling life with m.s

I was diagnosed with m.s about 1 year ago ,I don't do anything I use to I loved going out and hiking and anything that had to do with being outdoors now I just want to stay in and cry my body hurt all the time and I'm always tired please help...

  1. Hi , I am so sorry to hear what you've been going through. I hope that you've started on a treatment plan with your doctor. Your doctor should be able to suggest options for your various symptoms as well. If they are not doing that, then you should look for a different doctor ASAP. Best of luck and please remember that you are not alone, many of us here have experienced the same thing you are currently going through.

    1. Hi . Devin offers some good advice. Try to be specific with your doctor about the type of pain you are feeling. There are different therapies and medications that can help ease different types of pain. Many people benefit from referrals to pain management clinics. That is something you can ask you doctor about as well. It might also help to see a therapist or psychologist. A new diagnosis of MS can be pretty overwhelming. Depression is very common. A therapist can talk through some of your fears, anger and sadness with you and help you navigate your new reality in ways that are less stressful. Less stress means fewer symptoms, so therapy can help you physically as well as mentally. Please know we are here for you whenever you need support or a place to vent. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

      1. hi Steph. I’m sorry you are feeling this way. I think all of us here have been through the same or something similar. Physical therapy is good. It helped physically and mentally. I had excruciating pain as well. Do you see Psychologist one on one as well? Did any of the doctors prescribe any type antidepressant for you? Have you started treatment for MS? I know this is a lot of questions but like Devin and Lori stated these are discussions you need to have with doctor. I believe and trust once these things are in place you will feel much better. This is the best forum I have been with and they help uplift me by hearing their helpful responses not only to me but others who are going through MS. Never lose Faith or Hope. Continue to push through. Wishing you the best.

      2. Group therapy is wonderful, but, as suggests, you should probably see a psychologist one-on-one as well and talk to your doctor about medication. Medication might help not only with your depression, but with your physical pain as well. Nerve pain sometimes responds to antidepressants. I hope physical therapy helps. Please keep us posted if you feel comfortable doing so. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. hi, i now had MS almost 21 yrs. It's been hard for me at first. I felt tired and was so negative. When one doesn't feel well we all either hold it in or lash out. And go into a deep depression. Its very important you seek help from your primary doctor. And your nuero dr. I know you have a million questions. Write them all down and when you go on your visit ask him or her. I was diagnosed right away since i had on. Which was optic nueritis in my right eye. I stayef blind in that eye for 2 yrs. I also was in a wheelchair. I am an artist at that time i just couldn't hold a brush. Now 18 yrs later my body is in a remission but i still have aches and pain. Excercise if you can start of light nothing too extreme that will affect your body later. I have been through a lot. I moved my husband and I moved to Tennessee from northern California. We are both disabled on ssdi so we had to move to where it was cheaper for us to live. Anyways if you have any questions. Ask. I will answer them. I was on the therpy for MS but i did have severe reactions from them so i stop long ago about 10 -15 yrs now. I lost track. But listen to your body and get the right treatment for you not what someone else is doing. Take care of yourself.

      1. Just do your own research. The MS society was a huge help for me and my family. Ana

      2. Hi Ana ()! You offer some great advice. Thank you for being so supportive of other members. It sounds like you have been through an awful lot yourself. Are you able to create art still or have you had to give that up? Thinking of you and sending the best of all wishes your way. - Lori (Team Member)

    3. Hi Steph, I know you’ve probably heard these things before, in one way or another and it’s all a big change in your life, but try and keep yourself as active as you can, mentally and physically. Sometimes I've found the activity itself, during exercise, will spark some endorphins which can help beat back the fatigue.

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