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Am I depressed?

Am I depressed?

I have to be honest, I’ve been asked this more than once by family members, doctors and friends. For probably 15  of the 19 years I have MS, I was on Prozac.  I think in my 20s I was miserable for many reasons, especially when I got my diagnosis. However, the main reason for Prozac was because Betaseron, my MS therapy drug, had the side effect of depression.  It’s like you take a drug, but then you need something to…

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When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

As multiple sclerosis progresses, so does your assistive needs. The first thing I got was the handicap parking permit. I’ve had this for many, many years. I got this early in my disease when I use to work in NYC and had to take a train. The parking at the station was insane and even back then walking that long distance in a rush to catch a train was very difficult. I was never able to run or skip again…

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You don’t look sick….

You don’t look sick….

Anyone with a chronic disease can tell you that those 4 little words, “you don’t look sick”, is enough to drive them crazy on the spot.  I’ve written many blogs about symptoms of multiple sclerosis you’d never see. https://multipleexperiences.org/2017/01/23/multiple-sclerosis-serious-symptoms-respitory-issues/ https://multipleexperiences.org/2016/12/04/multiple-sclerosis-silent-symptoms/ https://multipleexperiences.org/2016/11/28/lets-talk-about-sex-and-multiple-sclerosis/ https://multipleexperiences.org/2016/08/05/im-not-tired-im-fatigued/ Multiple Sclerosis, especially in the beginning, can look silent at first. For the first 8-10 years I had barely a limp when I walked. I would fatigue if I walked too much and by too much I mean…

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Multiple Sclerosis silent symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis silent symptoms

MS fatigue one of the most difficult symptoms to explain and deal with. 80% of all MS patients deal with this at some point or another. Fatigue is way past a feeling of tired is to the point of absolute exhaustion. It’s the feeling that each limb is 100lbs heavier than it is. Just walking the few steps to a bathroom is daunting and overwhelming. It never fails you’ll be talking to a friend and you’ll say I’m tired (meaning…

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