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New member…Old to MS!

  • By nxd280

    Hi! I’m 33, but have had MS since age 17. Recently joined because I’ve realized I have no real support.
    Also I have no other MS friends, and it’s always great knowing someone “gets it”.

  • By stivenalbert

    Okay, but try to not think about yourself. Try to help another person. And after this, you will get real friends. Work with your fears. And try to dissociate from stress, it pulls you down And move slowly.

  • By Donna Steigleder Moderator

    Welcome to, nxd280, I’m glad you found our site. We have lots of members in our community who are at various stages in their life with MS. Hopefully, many of the stories shared will give you encouragement, and you will find both support and fellowship.

    We also have a Facebook site for 24/7 conversations if you are into social media! We strive to be there for whatever you may need. Please feel free to reach out and ask if you have a question. Take care. Donna Steigleder, Moderator

  • By JenDeTracey

    Hi @nxd280,
    I have felt this way too. It can be very isolating so it great to know that there are others who also experience this as well. Now that you have been part of the forum for a while how are you doing now?

  • By mwrightorlando

    Hi nxd280!

    Welcome to the community… Am new also to the site and have found it to be a great source of new friends, great information, raw stories that make you feel less alone, as well as some much needed comradarie.

    Always here if you are feeling lonely. Will send you a friend request. Look forward to getting to know you…


    • By scooper3722

      Good morning, life goes on with MS. I have had it for 35 years and still waiting & talking.

  • By vvxjr9

    @nxd280 – welcome aboard. We are all here for the same reasons that you listed. No real support and no other MS friends. There will always be someone here so that you’re never been alone again. MS is a very isolated life sometimes and can get a person down. So cheer up, we are here for you!

  • By scooper3722

    Good afternoon 😉,

    Hope you are getting some emotional and physical support. Helps me realize that life goes on when you have MS. The exciting news is that they are still looking for a cure. My email address:

    Hope you can enjoy your day,

    Sincerely, Susan