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I have had enough.

I am struggling since my diagnosis. The vision problems mostly with my right eye, pressure and just had it. My right foot hurts so bad that I don’t want to walk on it, but have too. I have too many muscle spasms that I can’t keep count. I already have COPD and that makes life a real problem. I have so many headaches that I don’t even watch tv anymore for the most part, I am rarely on the computer anymore, it’s just too much. I don’t take much joy in anything these days. I am on way too much meds that don’t seem to work. I just don’t find getting up a use these days. I am just so tired.

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  • Lisa Emrich moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi TCmom43,

    Sometimes dealing with the myriad of symptoms and related problems due to MS can be overwhelming and exhausting. I’m sorry that you are in the midst of some of that right now. I know that there have been times during the past 10 years that I’ve simply become tired of feeling sick and tired. I’ve found that the simple act of honoring that feeling helps to relieve some of the stress and fatigue.

    I do hope that you will work with your doctor to find different therapies that may help to alleviate some of your symptoms. It might be higher doses of current meds, different meds, alternative therapies, any number of options. Find an effective combination can be challenging, but very much worth it when it starts to help.

    I hope that you are feeling better soon.


  • Kim Dolce moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi TCmom,

    I’m sorry you’re feeling so down, but very glad you expressed your troubles here. Pain is so debilitating when we have trouble controlling it, it can wear us down in every way. Have you worked with your doc on trying different medications? It can take time to find the right ones. Sometimes we need to turn to alternative treatments such as massage, acupuncture, meditation, exercise and yoga in addition to conventional treatment. I hope you can work with your doctor to find a combination of methods that will make you feel more comfortable, and that you’ll be feeling better and in better spirits, too, very soon. My best to you. –Kim

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