Multiple sclerosis

United States
January 3, 2007 7:24pm CST
Do you know a friend or Family member with M.S. Sometimes I feel like we only look at other big diseases such as cancer, aids,etc. I wish that we couild focus more on finding cures for people with other diseases that are not so much as popular. These people with M.S suffer just as much. My aunt suffers from M.S and so far I have found only one convention for her to go to to learn about her disease where as in cancer there are so many. Let us not minimize the magnitude of this disease!
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
The funny thing is that MS and 4 other autoimmune diseases could be cured or managed with something as easy as a birth control pill. Seriously. UCLA is conducting a study on hormones and women with MS.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, I know a fmily member with MS. She is my wife and has had MS for about 6 years. It has been a long road for us. My wife's Doctor told her that she would be in a wheel chair within one year. I told the Doctor that we would see about that....so I started my own research. It has been 6 years and my wife is NOT in a wheel chair and for the last 3 years her MRI's show NO change in the white lesions. I am currently working on a program to see if we can increase the stem cell count in her body so that her body can start to heal the white lesions on the brain.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Multiple Sclerosis is one of many diseases that the Government lumps together as orphan disease. No Government research or funding is given for these diseases. We spend more tax dollars on weight control research than all the orphan diseases. MS has so many different ways it affects people and everyone is different. The basic symptoms are the same but how each individual experiences can vary a lot. There are many organizations out there and most have out reach groups that may help. MS Society has a lot of media available for download or some can be sent by post.
• United States
18 Jan 07
My mother-in-law has suffers from it too. So far though it's not been very debelitating to her. She's got so many health problems though that it's hard to tell which bothers her more. She's tough though and usually doesn't let anything stop her from what she wants to do. I hope they'll be able to find a cure though. Montel Williams would really benefit from it too. I know he's heavily supporting research fondations for it.
• United States
18 Jan 07
My mother-in-law has it. She was diagnosed at the age of 40. By the age of 45, she could no longer talk, walk or do anything really. She is now in a complete vegetative state. this is the only way I have known her and my children have known her. I hate MS with every bone in my body. People don't realize how bad it can get. I do the MS Walk every year. I don't want other grandkids to miss out on their grandmother as mine have.
@amwoodke (58)
• United States
10 Jan 07
My dad, who is in his late 50s, was just diagnosed with MS about three months ago, and since then, he has come across so many others that are suffering from this disease. And while MS does not get the attention that other diseases seem to get, my dad has been lucky enough to find an MS support group, and there was recently a seminar nearby that my mom attended. I believe the speaker's name was Doug Kaufmann.
@telulas (459)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
i dont know.. but i wat to know about its.. how its suffer??
@nzinky (822)
• United States
4 Jan 07
My doctor told me on my 50th birthday I had MS.....I have been living with it ever since.......There isn't much they can do for it MS is considered an ophan disease so there is no cure for it.......I found if I rule it instead of it ruling me....I don't get as tired and don't get as depressed. But If the person lets it rule them then they have more problems with it......After I got over the shock of having it I knew I had to choose to live the best form of life that I could.....It's like anything else in life you have to except the fact you have it and go on and live life for the best you can....