Karen MS story

I was diagnosed in 2008 at the age of 59.

I had been told that I had peripheral neuropathy for a few years, and finally a neurologist changed the diagnoses to MS. I had no new lesions, only old ones. To my knowledge, I never had an exacerbation.

I had a mysterious itching in my feet. It was terrible, nothing could relieve the itch. Went on for a long time.

I was given a 5 day infusion of solumedrol. It was terrible. My blood pressure shot sky high, as did my sugar. My bladder became overactive. I felt terrible. Still no new lesions.

On Copaxone, which I wish I could get off. Pseudo-symptoms... what's up with them? Not real, but the pain is real.

Sometimes I think that I am losing my mind.

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