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  • By Lovelady102613

    I was diagnosed with MS in January, although I’ve suspected something was wrong a year before that.  I was full throttle and ready to take this disease by it’s horns when I was first diagnosed…however I am now having a second relapse only a couple months later and my positive charge has been replaced by fear.  Fear of the unknown and what could unexpectidly happen down the road.

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  • By Lisa Emrich Moderator

    Lovelady,

    Welcome to MS.net.  Getting a diagnosis of MS is stressful enough, but having another exacerbation so soon can be frightening.  I know, because during my first official 6 months with MS, I had 3 relapses.  So many steroids, so many fears.  If you are undergoing IV steroids (Solumedrol) right now, please know that it can mess with your emotions a great deal and will pass.  Also, hang in there.  The first year is the toughest after diagnosis, at least it was for me.  Learning about the disease and how it will be for you individually is challenging.  Be kind to yourself and try to stay patient with yourself.  Anytime you want to vent, please feel free to do so.  We’re here to listen and support.

    Lisa

     

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