Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

Monday

Numbness - Facing MS symptoms from A to Z



If you have multiple sclerosis, how do you feel about it? We may live with all sorts of emotions, as we battle the MS MonSter. But from a physical standpoint, we might face a loss of feeling in random body parts. 



Maybe a foot or hand goes numb. It might be a shoulder, the neck, or the face. Numbness could even strike the tongue, impairing speech and making swallowing difficult or even perilous for a while.

The numbness MS can bring could be temporary or permanent. Sometimes it starts with pins-and-needles tingling, and sometimes it simply starts. That’s part of the uncertainty of living with this thing.

MSers don’t tend to be apathetic, callous, detached, or insensitive. But we can certainly be numb.



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1 comment:

  1. I'm very hopeful for a new drug my family member is on at the moment that might help. Thanks for the continued posts on this subject.

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