How do you cope with the emotional symptoms of MS?


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  • Shasha
    6 months ago

    Sunlight/Vit D3 500IU makes me laugh. When I was low in Vit D I cried for no reason. Vit B12 methylcobalamin shot/intrinsic factor kind helps stress/balance/bones/myelin. Bioidentical hormones help stress/sleep/mood. No gluten helps brain/body. Sugar causes cravings. Dairy gave me seizures. Fish oil helps the brain. Anger may mean the liver needs detoxing. Detoxing heavy metals helps me sleep. A daily walk in the sunlight helps stress. Low oxygen in my brain causes depression/anxiety/no sleep/obsessing/panic/suicidal thoughts. NO gluten helps heal my intestines so more nutrients absorb which rebuilds cells to burn oxygen. Low thyroid hurts. Thyroid medicine needs to be by symptoms not TSH. Music/pets help. Progesterone helps PTSD. Estriol helps circulation in my brain. Testosterone helps energy. Antidepression medicine usually has Fluorine in it that blocks thyroid…lowering oxygen which causes worse panic/depression/suicidal thoughts.

  • JLucas1209
    7 months ago

    Whenever I’m feeling down, I listen to music and spend time with my pets. Lying with my dog or cats can be very stress relieving. Yesterday, I celebrated my 2 years in remission.

  • n2x6oo
    7 months ago

    Today, I’m coming out and declaring my ms is in remission and has been for many years. The neurologist calls me his lucky man and I concur wholeheartedly, I’m lucky to the extreme. I’ve not only dodging a bullet lucky, I’m dodging the atom bomb lucky.. I’m fit for a 65-year-old and love to exercise daily, My renaissance to better health comes purely by accident, happenstance if you will.I’m winning the the health lottery and what an absolute pleasure it is. Good luck to everyone. There are web sights that would remove this posting for a multitude of good reasons but

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi @n2x6oo. Thanks for sharing with the community! Each person’s journey with is different and that’s what makes the community so great! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • poetgirrl
    7 months ago

    I’m 71, so I’ve had a lot of life experience as well as 15 years of psychotherapy, both of which make me a little more self-aware than I might be otherwise. (That and Lexipro and Cymbalta!) When I’m feeling intense emotions, I try to stop and think about what might be making me feel this way, both physically and psychologically. That is often helpful in gaining perspective. It is also very helpful to remember that everything is not about me and to think about what may be going on with people around me. But sometimes one just feels angry or sad, and that’s okay, too!

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing, @poetgirrl! Feeling angry or sad is so okay! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

  • bandmom04
    7 months ago

    I agree poetgirl! Stepping outside of myself and thinking about people around me helps perspective. And then yes, there are times you just have to go with sadness or anger for awhile. I think we’re so anxious to escape “bad” feelings that we do almost anything to avoid them. Sometimes you have to live with and accept loss, sadness, and anger and or fatigue. Music helps, too! I “borrow” lyrics like “just another tricky day for me” from songs I like (The Who).

  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    7 months ago

    Music can be such an outlet!!! Thanks, @bandmom!!! – Kelly, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member

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