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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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Yesterday was a very disheartening MS day explanation

Yesterday was a very disheartening MS day explanation

First I want to thank everybody. I had a lot of support from a lot of people and I can’t say how much it meant to me.   There were a few contributing factors that went into yesterday that I wanted to explain. First was my mood. I was very stressed over an email I got the night before about my daughters housing for college. Her housing agreement had to be signed and returned to the school within five days…

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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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Understanding the daily struggle with multiple sclerosis

Understanding the daily struggle with multiple sclerosis

First let me start off by saying this is at my stage of the disease and my stage of the progression. It is not everybody’s MS path nor is it where you will surely be if your newly diagnosed. Everybody’s multiple sclerosis is different. On Valentine’s Day weekend in 2017 it will be 19 years I’ve had MS. It’s been a long time. I could be 1000 times worse and even though I struggle every single day, understand that I…

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