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Multiple Sclerosis Sucks

Multiple Sclerosis Sucks

Hello to all. How are you feeling? Don’t we always hate that question? Multiple Sclerosis is a shitty disease. Have I said that recently? I remember I used to ask my neurologist every time I had an appointment, are you sure I have MS?” He always replied, “it wouldn’t be an appointment with you without you asking that question.” Unfortunately, the answer was always the same. Eventually I did stop asking him that question. I don’t know if it was…

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Multiple Sclerosis is not an Easy Disease

Multiple Sclerosis is not an Easy Disease

Happy Friday. I feel like this week went super fast. I didn’t do much. I fell again this week. This marks the fourth fall in 3 weeks. I am having trouble with transferring from my bed to my wheelchair or wheelchair to my bed. Most other the falls have happened with aides that were new to me. They either didn’t have good enough English to understand what I was saying or they really couldn’t do what I needed. However, the…

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New Year Intentions

New Year Intentions

Christmas is in two days. Another year has come and gone. I spent last New Years Eve in the hospital. I never could have imagined that 2022 would be such a difficult year for me. It was 22 my number. I thought great things were going to happen. https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/12/27/my-angel-number-22-and-the-new-year/ I wrote that post 3 days before I got sick. I was so excited that it was 2022. My head was stuck on the fact that 22 was my angel number…

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Neurologist visits

Neurologist visits

I have to say this cold has kicked the shit out of me. I know taking Rituxan lowers my immune system but I honestly very rarely get sick. Even my issues in 2022 I was on Kesimpta, not Rituxan. The last cold I had was back in 2019 when I went on my last vacation. I went to Mexico with my family. I had the worst cold. I was miserable for the first 4 days of the week’s vacation. I…

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MultipleSclerosis.net Latest on MS Clinical Trial

MultipleSclerosis.net Latest on MS Clinical Trial

This article was from multiplesclerosis.net. I haven’t posted much on research lately. Probably because I am at a point where most drugs in the horizon won’t help. However, today Facebook has been showing ads for multiple sclerosis drugs that ARE NOT drugs approved for MS or covered by insurance. They are just ads from companies trying to target a market for the chronic disease. I don’t mind the ads when it’s nail gels or low carb keto snacks. By all…

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What is multiple sclerosis?

What is multiple sclerosis?

I don’t know how many times I’ve talked to people that had the cure for multiple sclerosis. If it was just about diet and taking vitamins, I promise you, I would be doing that. People mean well. Unfortunately, they read one story and think it works the same way for everyone. If there was a universal cure we’d know. I think that diet and vitamin can make a difference in the early stages of multiple sclerosis. The healthier your body…

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Welcome to my Online Therapy Group

Welcome to my Online Therapy Group

I have a question for my multiple sclerosis readers, how often do you come across other MSers on the same path as you? I have met many people with similar symptoms. I talk to many who were even diagnosed somewhat similarly. I don’t speak to many who have had the same progression path as me. There are always the similarities in the symptoms we face at certain points. The symptoms of MS are somewhat common as the disease progresses, at…

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Ugh Multiple Sclerosis

Ugh Multiple Sclerosis

I’ve dealt with multiple sclerosis for 24 years yet I can still be surprised by its symptoms. You’d think I wouldn’t be shocked anymore. I had to spend most of my afternoon in my comfy chair. The exterminator was coming back, to treat my room, for the third time. It seems that the guy who boasted about his 12 year experience with bedbug, still missed the bedbugs alive in my room. He reported seeing nothing after I told him specifically…

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Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

I was thinking this weekend about when I worked. I’ve read a few MS blogs where people discussed when, if ever, do they disclose their disease to their employer? If you are new to my blog, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was 26. I’m 50 years old now. I became disabled when I was 44. That left a lot of years when I worked. I held my last position for 13 years with the same company but…

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Vagus Nerve research in Multiple Sclerosis

Vagus Nerve research in Multiple Sclerosis

Ok a new MS research blog brought to my attention by my dad yesterday. It has to do with the Vagus Nerve (pronounced like Las Vegas). The vagus is a major nerve that runs throughout the body and controls crucial functions, like heart function and blood pressure, digestion, breathing and immune response. It also conveys sensory information to the brain about the current status of internal organs; a process termed interoception. The vagus nerve is a major therapeutic target for…

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