Has anyone else become disinterested in things that used to be exciting?

No excitement no nothing. I’m wondering if there is anyone out there who has experienced an absolute disinterest in about nearly everything that used to be exciting to them?


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  • Sebb
    1 month ago

    I can relate to this so much and I suspect it’s common in MS. I especially have issues when my energy is low and on those days I need to really guard against getting depressed. If I focus on what I can do still and not try and hang on to what I used to be able to do it helps, although easier said than done at times!

  • Janus author
    1 month ago

    Thank you Sebb for your thoughts on this. 9 times out of 10 I’m a very positive person, but since I’ve been diagnosed this has happened about 3 times and is usually just a 24 hour thing. Thank the Lord! I found your comment about guarding against it on low energy days interesting as I don’t think I ever thought of that or put the 2 together before. Thanks again!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi Janus,

    Our contributor, Devin, has written a lot about the emotional symptoms and mood swings attributed to MS. So, I figured I’d share: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/invisible-symptoms-mood-swings/. I know what you’re feeling is something many in the community have mentioned before.

    – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team

  • Janus author
    1 month ago

    Thank you Kelly,
    Devin’s articles are so helpful. I never saw that one, and I’m thankful you shared it with me!
    My husband took me for a week long nearby roadtrip which was very helpful. Just to get out of the everyday routine was great. As well as the encouragment knowing that no, it’s not just you…..thanks again Kelly,
    the moderators and contributors here are great!

  • caya1430
    1 month ago

    Absolutely! I often will wonder well, I used to be thrilled with so many fun activities in my life to, yeah, no, I’ll pass. I also don’t volunteer to do above and beyond things at work. My energy level and interest, in doing so, is gone. That person doesn’t exist anymore. Although, it does sadden me at times, I found my new norm. I don’t need to be a people person anymore. I prefer to be less stressed with no worries. “Don’t involve me” I will say. Maybe I’m afraid because having a good time means paying the price but I know that I’m a bit depressed but not clinically depressed. I am very blessed with a lot to be thankful for.

  • Janus author
    1 month ago

    Thank you very much for your honesty caya 1430, I really do appreciate it. I noticed you said that you work,
    although not volunteering extra time. I’m thrilled for you that you still can do that. Thanks for taking the time to “talk” to me!

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