Hi Everyone, my name is Emily (Em) and I was diagnosed with MS on 5/18/16 one week after my 50th bday. June 2015 I started feeling numbness and tingling in my thighs when walking and fingers while sleeping, loss of strength in my hands, legs hurt when waking, fatigue, etc....I knew something was wrong and that all these symptoms I was feeling was not normal. Then in Dec I got up from a seated position and fell hitting the wall. Vertigo!! Long story short, after several MRI's, blood work and spinal tap I was diagnosed in May 2016. It's been a roller coaster ride since then. I've tried to remain positive these past couple of months but lately I feel like I'm going to explode!! im taking Copaxone and feel like a pin cushion. I use the hot/cold compress and getting used to injecting. At times it Hurts to sleep on injection sites and can't sleep most nights. I changed my eating habits to a more healthier diet (which I call Change of life - I love food especially sweets), the Mediterranean Diet, trying to excercise more, mostly walking, quit smoking (very hard as smoking relaxed me), trying to avoid stress, not having the energy to do the things I used to, and mostly trying to find a balance living with MS. I have a great support system at home and my family helps me prepare for my injections as well as administering them. While I know I'm not alone, I sometimes feel like I am. Sometimes I feel like no one wants to hear of the pain (physically & emotionally) that I'm feeling. Then I start to feel depressed, sad and angry. My daily goal is to try to remain more positive and find happiness living with MS.