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I am just 20 years old. I was diagnosed with MS 8 months ago but I've experiencing MS symptoms way back when I was still 18 years old, those symptoms are numbing of my hands, feet, and blurry vision but those symptoms come and go. I was already checked by different doctors and they always tell me that I might have potassium deficiency and they advise me to get different blood samples but always get normal results then 8 months ago we already went to a neurologist and was advised to get MRI, that's when we figured out that all along I have MS. I'm here to know more about MS aside from the the numbing and blurry vission. Because since then I have been randomly weird things about my body, like fatigue though I just woke up.

Breathe & give yourself Time to process- try not to Google because you will scare yourself silly and the bad scenarios don’t have to be yours - they have caught this while your young so you have started well and your outcomes will be better not matter your what your pre ms diagnosis journey/experience. It will take time to adjust you will prob go through all the emotions along the way but it will become part of your normal everyday soon. PROMISE - good luck & take care of you!!!!πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸ€πŸ’ͺβœŠπŸ˜‰ Check out trusted resources like ms trust & ms society and you can look for activities that might help your symptoms in places like utube ie for short exercise or ms gym to help with the fatigue.


Hi @DowBelle. Very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. If you're looking to learn more about MS then videos from Dr. Aaron Boster are accessible and cover a lot of the initial questions you might have. Here's one that focus on people who are newly diagnosed and provides some good info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvQXygHtYzc ....I agree with @Runningonempty that sources like the MS Trust in the UK or national your equivalent are among the better starting points, particularly if you're trying to figure out treatments, diet, exercise plans, etc. Nearer to the Philippines time zones you can find free information from the University of Tasmania that aims to help people with MS and their families to understand the condition https://ms.mooc.utas.edu.au/ Diagnosis is disorientating. Most of us take at least a year or two - or much longer- to get our heads around the illness and learn how to live with it. When you're going through a difficult period, it's likely that someone else on Shift.MS will have experienced or be experiencing something similar so search through the chats and reach out to people if you need to. Everyone's here to help and we're all learning from each other. Good luck.