What Was That? Symptoms

Pain, Pain, Go Away . . .

  “There’s pain with MS?” inquired the110,000th person to ask me about it.  “Well, there certainly can be,” I calmly answered.  “Not really,” said the neurologist sitting there – that obviously didn’t know me.  “I beg your pardon,” I asked, still kindly, yet sitting up a little straighter.  “Well, MS itself doesn’t cause pain.  There …

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Do You Hear What I Hear? How MS Affects Your Hearing

What?  I’m sorry?  Would you mind saying that again?  My family’s getting used to me saying this.  I have what I call MS Ear:  a heaviness or “thickness” felt in ones ear often accompanied by the sounds of a helicopter in the distance or of a microphone left “open” in the wind.  I HATE IT. …

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Cog Fog – Cognitive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis

Recently, I literally couldn’t form full sentences.  I’m used to the usual “word fishing” but this was beyond that – it was full blown “cog fog” where I can’t keep straight what I’m talking about, doing, about to do, have done, etc.  I was walking around dazed and confused.  The anxiety of the situation was …

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