Patients Multiple sclerosis
Has your MS affected your mental health?
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As time progresses with this condition and diagnosis, I find myself becoming more and more depressed. Does anyone else go through this? What helps you?
I was thinking of going to see a psychiatrist or counselor... so I am open to advice.
Thanks in advance.
I find reading takes my mind off what I can longer do
I hope you're doing well. I thought I would revive this older discussion for us to talk about MS and it's impact on mental health.
Living with a long-term illness, especially a progressive autoimmune disease like MS, can be a hard. Besides the physical symptoms that come with MS, its fluctuating and inconstant nature can make it hard to cope and can take a toll on your mental health.
How has it been for you? Has MS impacted your mental health? Do you feel more stress or sadness with your MS? Or the opposite? What do you do to cope when you feel down?
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
Hi, I was diagnosis with MS- I am 62 years old- I have been put on Vumerity- this week. Hands still feel numb and walking I feel uncertain
I struggle on a daily basis to deal with both the physical and emotional challenges. I have always been a positive person but I’m also a realist. Despite fighting this fight for 30+ years, I’d be a fool not to recognize the fact that I’m losing. 🥲
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