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   Posted 11/22/2006 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Sophie Rose said...
Never done a chat room...up late, depressed and stressed out and don't want o further bug my husband. Parents are actually being involved and supportive, but kinda freaking out with my emotions right now and just want me to pop and anitdepressant right now. I am thinking Lexapro might be a good starter for this week. 3 weeks ago legs got numb over night along with crotch and weekness in thighs, knees hios etc. and after a couple weeks of tests and tests....Dx is MS...although specialist doesn't want to label it that yet until another lesion forms and I have another flare up. It has been 3 weeks of being crippled and very uncomfortable in my legs non stop. Just did 5 days of IV solumedrol and now weaning off steroids with pred this week...and then what???...In a few weeks I go back to the specialist who i guess will give me some injectables....to treat MS?
I am scared and confused....30 years old with a 3 yr old active boy that I just want to play with and go back to being my old self last month. I thought times were tough with my marriage and hubby struggling with his career/finances and then this happens?! I used to say...at least I have my health....but that just failed me last month as I was trying to hobble around throwing my baby's first big #3 b-day party. I pulled it off and it was good, but this all wasn't the pinched nerve we though it was.
Any thoughts...anyone out there right now?


Hi Sophie,

    I started a new thread for you so more will see your post :-) I'm sorry that have MS, but this is a great forum and I hope you will find some understanding of what are you going through. Hopefully the solumedrol treatment will help with your current symptoms and you start to feel better.  There are currently four injection treatments right now to help slow progression and if you have any questions about those, please ask.

    I'm sure others will be along shortly.  Getting diagnosed can be a scary experience but we will be here for you anytime you need to vent or have questions. 

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/22/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you? Read my post "Saw MS Specialist...So frsutrated." I think you are in the same boat as me. I am 27 with lesions and a positive LP and my right hand is pretty much messed up and shows no signs it will come back... The doc says its most probably MS but cant label me as that until I have another episode or more lesions, and is not giving me any meds until then. Has your doc given you the injectables?? I also have leg weakness on my right side, with some numbing on and off and foot pain! Doc wont give me anything for my hand either...Says its been there for 3 1/2 months now so probably wont go away with steroids either.... When is your next MRI??? My next brain MRI is in march so I have to wait until then! I am having a t-spine MRI done this sunday since I have never had one and the doc said if that shows anything she can make it a definite diagnosis right now...

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   Posted 11/22/2006 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey SophieRose

Welcome to the board! I'm so sorry u'r finding us under such a stressful time in u'r life, but be assured we are here for u and will do all we can to answer u'r questions and concerns. I'm very sorry for the dx. It just stinks. There are many here with a confirmed dx and many as well who are still in limbo (myself included in that later bunch). It's so difficult to go thru all this and have to play the waiting game, especially with the physical probs u'r experiencing, but in u'r doc's defense the wait is prob very prudent and will be in u'r best interest in the end. As others here have said, u don't want to be labled with ms unless u have ms because of the potential issues down the road. Please make u'rself at home and lean on us all u'd like. Again, welcome to the board.


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   Posted 11/22/2006 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Sophie Rose, 
I was just dxed in Sept.  Ur not alone I'm still pretty scared.  Coming here tho and reading other people's posts and asking questions about things that confuse u or just a good venting of ur emotions is great.
Please visit us again we're all in this together.
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