I have MS. I was diagnosed a little while back when they were searching for other issues then noticed the white spots on my brain on a MRI. I feel a lot of pain and I am lethargic all the time. My mobility is now starting to get worse but I am managing
i am 68 yrs and was diagnosed as M.S 15 yrs ago. Two essentials for any diagnostic is an MRI and spinal tap. There are some excellent sites for M.S.'s. After reading many other stories it makes it all a little less stressful. It also helped me to learn as much as possible about M.S. that and meditation. But anything that destresses you is very good. none of you mentions your age?
My husband has MS. He was diagnosed in 2003. His eyes were being attacked among other things. Anyway they did an MRI and a lumbar puncture. I would not recommend the lumbar puncture because if you have MS the fluid that is withdrawn is infection with the MS, which causes problems for you.. The hole was difficult to close, my husband was in so much pain, he was unable to sit up for a month. It was the second worse experience of his life, finding out about the MS was the first worse experience of his life. Additionally, my husband's health declined, he ended up in a wheelchair. It has been a long road, but today you would never know he has MS. He cannot drive because thd MS has affected his eyes, but the MS in under control. He is stable. He is no longer in a wheelchair. My husband does a daily injection with Copaxone and he has reduced his stress level. He still does not get the rest he needs, but when his stability begins to decrease, I make him rest for a few days to a week. He knows if he doesn't listen he'll be hospitalized again. He doesn't like the steroids, which is normally used to get the MS back under control.
If you are diagnosed make sure you find out all the side effects of the medications. I cannot remember the name, but it was an injection he was taking once a week, the side effects were homicidal and suicidal thoughts. When my husband was hospitalized for one of the flare-ups, he informed the neurologist of these thoughts. Thank God my husband was smart enough to know something else was going on with his thought process. Anyway that's when we found out it was the side effects of the medications.