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MarieWash28
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   Posted 7/16/2016 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just recently diagnosed with MS last month I'm still having a hard time coping with it. I'm also scared that I won't ever be able to have kids, I'm only 23 and I'm just scared for the future. My neuro wants to put me on tecfidera, is it a good helpful medication for ms? And also should people with ms stay away from alcohol?

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/18/2016 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to look into getting a therapist. You've just been diagnosed with an incurable illness. You have a lot on your plate. You may also want to consider the book "MS and your Feelings" by Allison Shadday.

Alcohol in responsible amounts is fine. Tecfidera is a good medication. It does have some nasty side effects possible when you first start. If you can get through the first few weeks, you'll be fine.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/18/2016 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to look into getting a therapist. You've just been diagnosed with an incurable illness. You have a lot on your plate. You may also want to consider the book "MS and your Feelings" by Allison Shadday.

Alcohol in responsible amounts is fine. Tecfidera is a good medication. It does have some nasty side effects possible when you first start. If you can get through the first few weeks, you'll be fine.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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

MarieWash28
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   Posted 7/18/2016 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it's a lot to take in and I'm so young that's what scares me. I've been seeing a counselor for about a month now which is a big help

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/18/2016 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a devastating diagnosis at any age.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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

MarieWash28
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Date Joined Nov 2015
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   Posted 7/18/2016 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I'm so scared.
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