Oh yes, I've been hugged by MS. Not in the past year though.
One time ,before being diagnosed w/ MS about 3 years ago I was outside,just picking at gardens and got the hug and it was so bad my husband took me to the ER. We thought I was having a heart attack. I was dizzy,sweaty, sick to my stomach and had bad jaw and chest pain. I was admitted and they did a heart cath, but it was normal. I was told that I was having pectoral muscle spasums and nothing serious. I have had these hugs about 8 times over the years, and I never know now if it is hug or heart. I was told they feel much like a heart attack. Anyway, I also have GERD, but so long as I stay with a low fat diet I do fine, no meds for it.
Hope this helps. MS Hugs are horrible,I would hate to see someone just ignore them though, cause you never can be sure when it could be a heart attack, my MS doc told me that I should always get it checked out if it ever happens again. Better to be safe than sorry!~Kate
Diagnosed w/Celiac 2009
Casein allergy~since forever