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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 12/18/2006 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone feel that since their MS diagnosis they've become less tolerant???
I know that MS effects the Central Nervous System but I didn't expect it to have this effect.  It seems that my nerves just get shot so easy now.  Situations that normally wouldn't bother me (i.e. loud rooms or chaotic/random evironments) are now difficult to handle.
Just seems like simple things are now "getting on my nerves" so much easier.
What do you guys think???

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1852
   Posted 12/18/2006 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi theLight,
    Welcome to the forum :-) I saw from your other post that you are recently diagnosed and on Rebif.  I hope that you do well on the Rebif and not having many problems with it.  We have a lot of really wonderful people here and I do look forward to getting to know you better!
    I think that when you are dealing with a chronic illness and all the symptoms that come with it, you are definately apt to become less tolerant to things that didn't use to bother you.  Just dealing with the symptoms themselves is hard, and sometimes even the littlest thing added just makes it too much and you can blow.   It might take some time to adjust to how you feel each day and know when its time to just take a break for yourself. 
    You sure have a lot on your plate working full time, getting your degree and dealing with MS too.  I'm sorry you have to deal with all this at such a young age though, you said 24?  Keep at it best you can, but at the same time try not to push too much. 
    Take care, we'd love to hear more from you.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 12/18/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   

hi tL,

i've had ms 17+ yrs and just the past few months my nerves are shot-just as you'd described.  don't remember it ever being this bad.  i don't think it has anything to do w/holidays but could play a part.  have been on the depressed side lately and sometimes think everyone should feel as sorry for me as i do for myself.  sometimes we need more compassion than our loved ones realize.

good luck to you.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 12/18/2006 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I think once you've been diagnosed for some time people tend to almost forget the battles we fight. The intial love and support is amazing and helps get through the difficult beginning. I think we portray the image that we are doing well because this makes those around us feel more comfortable all the while we are fighting. I breifly read through some of your posts and it has been a difficult road so far; I know its hard to keep smiling. Its important to think of the positive impact you have in others lives aroud you. When they see us smile sincerely, it gives them hope to be happy with the circumstances in their lives. I guess I find the things that make me happiest in my life and cling to those...

I know when I need some love and compassion because I've had a difficult time I'm not afraid to ask.
Its important to keep smiling; it helps make the battles so much easier...
I know I sound like a motivational speaker and don't quite understand all you circumstances but its important that we all talk so we can fight through together. No one understands what we go through...

Chin up...

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 12/18/2006 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it's easy to become overwhelmed with things like noise, bright lights, other distractions.  Every move we make, every thing we do, require more attention and care than "ordinary" people who do not have a disablity...so we're easily overwhelmed.  I have never been good in crowds, and find it less and less tolerable the older I get and the more impaired I get. 
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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