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When Your Spouse Has Relapsing Remitting MS

Jake Crest Health Guide February 12, 2009
  • It was just a few weeks ago that I looked at my wife, Mandy, and asked with some trepidation, "I don't mean to sound crazy, but are you SURE that you've still got Multiple Sclerosis?" Hope, it seems, springs eternal and although I consider myself a pragmatist, I still fall victim to its seductions. M...

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    Feb. 13, 2009

    Hey Jake,

     

    It's nice to see your full face up there.  HI.  Smile

     

    Really?  Your doctors have said that MS doesn't behave in cycles like it does for Mandy?  I had not thought about it that way, but it certainly seems true for me.  Just the amplitude and frequency of the cycles varies from time to time, it seems.

     

    I hope...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hey Jake,

     

    It's nice to see your full face up there.  HI.  Smile

     

    Really?  Your doctors have said that MS doesn't behave in cycles like it does for Mandy?  I had not thought about it that way, but it certainly seems true for me.  Just the amplitude and frequency of the cycles varies from time to time, it seems.

     

    I hope that Mandy is able to quickly find herself on the positive side of this cycle and stay there for quite some time.

  • Joan
    Feb. 14, 2009

    This is a great description.  My attacks were always cyclic am I continue to shake my head at doctors.  I didn't appreciate one comment I heard from a doctor, "That's not normal for MS," when there is nothing normal about MS!

    • Mandy Crest
      Health Guide
      Feb. 14, 2009

      How about that? We've been repeatedly told that my almost perfectly timed cycles, as well as perfectly synchronized symptoms, were atypical of MS. Now in my 5th year, my cycles are changing a bit (less predictable) but my symptoms still very synchronized in that I never have just one limb acting up -- always all four.

       

      Like you say, there is no norm form...

      RHMLucky777

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      How about that? We've been repeatedly told that my almost perfectly timed cycles, as well as perfectly synchronized symptoms, were atypical of MS. Now in my 5th year, my cycles are changing a bit (less predictable) but my symptoms still very synchronized in that I never have just one limb acting up -- always all four.

       

      Like you say, there is no norm form MS.