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Sparnix
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   Posted 9/5/2011 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone else was diagnosed at a young age.  It's frustrating not knowing anyone going through an illness and trying to live a normal life among friends, family and employment. Does anyone have any ideas how to make it easier? I tried a MS support group once, but that proved to be overwhelming. Most everyone in the crowd was over the age of 50 and there were more wheelchairs than actual chairs. Maybe too big of an eyeopener for a beginner.....
 
Thanks~
 
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 9/6/2011 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried MS World? They have many online boards for MSers. I am pretty sure they have one that works for you.

Stay here of course! But you might check MS World out as well.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Sparnix
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   Posted 9/6/2011 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gretchen! I'm new to even the idea of talking about this and I was diagnosed 2 years ago! I will look into MS World....thanks for the advice!

Nay91400
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   Posted 9/8/2011 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sparnix, how old are you if you don't mind me asking?

Sparnix
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   Posted 9/9/2011 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed at the age of 25 and have not started dealing with it until now....2 years later....

Nay91400
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   Posted 9/9/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 26 and am in the process of being diagnosed now.

Sparnix
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   Posted 9/9/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm proud of you for joining this group while being diagnosed. I wish I joined sooner instead of sitting in denial. It's proving to be therapuetic. For me, it's hard being this age and tackling everything in life. I don't know how to talk about it really. No one understands it, and most people forget I have it. Sometimes, I get angry because no one really truly asks how I'm doing. These past few days on this forum have really pushed me to accept my disease...It's weird that complete strangers can be such a huge comfort. :)

Nay91400
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   Posted 9/9/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
So true

changge
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   Posted 9/24/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I got diagnosed at 17 and felt the exact same way. Seeing the majority of people at these MS centers way older than me actually made me doubt my diagnosis but talking to the people on this site and having them share their years of experience, experiences which are too similar to mine to be doubted, helped calm me down in my most frightened moments. the support from strangers on these sites is truly a blessing. thank you all

Sparnix
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   Posted 9/28/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't imagine being diagnosed not even out of high school yet. You seem to have a great handle on everything so far. You're right about the suport from strangers....it's a total blessing....

Sue123
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   Posted 12/19/2011 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
My son is 22 and they think he has it. I did a lot of research on supplements. He's taking 3g fish oil, 2000-3000 iu vit D and a multi. You may want to research the benefits of supplements, take care and good luck finding MS sufferers your age

Post Edited (Sue123) : 1/13/2012 3:26:53 PM (GMT-7)


Lookn4clues
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   Posted 1/13/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed last month, 28 years old.
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