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πŸŽ‰ Hello and Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year! My name is Andrea and I was only diagnosed with MS January 2011, but have been affected for more than 40yrs, simply because doctors are quite remiss were/are either misdiagnosing or underdiagnosing my conditions, ESPECIALLY when you're young, you dont LOOK sick and they FEEL ypu should be healthy & strong...

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Many of us know what you mean. I myself was told that my first symptoms were all in my head (little did they know πŸ˜‚) back in the early 70's. At least when I had my first big attack they had some idea. I was told that it was either a stroke, a case of encephalitis or MS. I asked how I would know and the doctor said, "If it ever happens again then it is MS." Then he said to go on with my life.

erash in reply to Morllyn

Morllyn perhaps good advice? As nothing available in the 70s to treat MS...

Andygyrl welcome! Great! Photo. I will look forward to chatting with u.


Hi Andygyrl and welcome to our wonderful roller coaster ride. Ugh! 😊 Although you have been on it for awhile from the sounds of it 😞 Dontcha know when you're young nothing is supposed to be wrong with your? πŸ˜• Ugh. I'm so sorry they took so long getting you a DX. How are you doing now?

I love the picture!! You look so happy!! 😊


Hi, Andygyrl. Your post has reminded me of an exchange with a local neurologist (whom I'd visited, after being diagnosed with PPMS by the Cleveland Clinic). Very early in the visit, he commented, "Well, I'm not convinced yet-- you certainly don't LOOK very sick." I never went back.

All that said, it's very nice to meet you, and I hope that 2017 is treating you incredibly well so far.

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