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Old Fashioned?

I found out I had MS 15 years ago. Since then my life has changed to say the least. I have been on Betaseron, then Avonex, then Rebif and back to Avonex. MRI’s show no changes and so apparently the medication is working but the idea of taking a pill over a injection sounds pretty good. But I don’t cause I am one of those, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Right? I am seeing a new neurologist next month and I can’t wait cause is it just me or am I the only MS patient who has trouble breathing sometimes. Not all the time just sometimes. Weird huh? I have chest x rays and they say my lungs are fine. I went to a specialist and he ran every breathing test on me and he said I passed all with flying colors. Twice. Either it has something to do with my MS or I cram for test awesome. 🙂 Anybody have ideas?

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  • Lisa Emrich moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Sherri,

    Have you seen the new neurologist yet? What did he/she say about the breathing issues?

    Lisa

  • JULIE SAVENE
    4 years ago

    I too get short of breath…it seems that when I talk, my voice gets really low or non-existent the longer I talk. I have never been tested. I feel fine but am very frustrated.

  • Lisa Emrich moderator
    4 years ago

    Julie,

    MS can affect speech in a couple of different ways. Dysarthria involves changes in speech production, including slurring words, unclear articulation of words, and difficulty controlling loudness. Dysphonia involves changes in voice quality, including hoarseness, breathiness, nasal tone, and poor control of pitch.

    You should mention this to your doctor during your next appointment.

    Good luck,
    Lisa

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