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I was diagnosed in April of 2016, but my neurologist thinks I had it for 15 years before the diagnosis. I am 55 years old. I always wondered why I was in so much pain, and having headaches all the time and clumsy, and freezing in the winter and burning up in the summer. Now I do have answers to these questions.

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  • CallMeGrace
    9 months ago

    I hear you – I always wondered why none of my siblings or cousins would walk across a floor and trip and fall for no reason. It was so embarrassing as a teenager when they called me Grace. On a bright note at my age I don’t even get embarrassed when I walk into a room and someone calls out “Yo, Depends”. I’ve kind of taken to my new nickname.

  • CATLADY
    10 months ago

    I WAS DIAGNOSED ON NOV 26, 2014. IT HAPPENED OUT OF THE BLUE WITH NO PREVIOUS SYMPTOMS AT ALL. IT STARTED WITH MY LEFT FOOT DRAGGING. MY LEFT ARM DOESNT WORK AT ALL. HAD TO LEAVE MY WORKPLACE. USE WALKER IN THE HOUSE AND WHEELCHAIR WHEN I GO OUT BECAUSE OF FATIGUE. I [PAINT A PICTURE] IN MY MIND OF WHAT I AM GOING TO DO THE NEXT DAY. IT HELPS A LOT. PLEASE TRY THIS AND DWELL ON ANY POSITIVE.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    11 months ago

    Thank you for sharing, reneeher! Your experience echoes what many of our members have shared. After being diagnosed, many members have looked back and realized that they were showing symptoms for years, sometimes decades, before being properly diagnosed with MS. While an MS diagnosis is serious business, many people have said there was a sense of relief when they finally knew WHAT they were dealing with and that they knew what treatment options were possible. So, I hope it helps to know that you are not alone in this! And I hope whichever treatment plan you are following is working well for you. Thank you again for sharing! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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