Last reply 6 months ago
Is this MS?

Hi, my husband suffers from anxiety and it makes him very grumpy and hard to live with at times. This morning he has been particularly bad and I couldn’t do anything right (apparently!). He spent all morning picking fault with me and blaming me for things that weren’t my fault and when we popped into the supermarket to pick up a few bits he stormed off twice and when we left he just walked off with the bags and walked home, leaving me standing feeling very stupid.
Since getting back he’s calmed down a lot and is back to normal, but his behaviour made me feel awful (it’s hard to remember that it’s the anxiety and not him) and more importantly it made me feel very tired. I wasn’t able to walk home and had to wait for tha bus. I have experienced many MS symptoms but thankfully, not fatigue, yet it felt like I had a tiny it of it today. Could this have been MS?
I’m terrified it’s causing unseen damage but I’m not sure. Any advice is much appreciated! Tia, x

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6 months ago

Hi @clare_morris and welcome. This kind of scenario will cause your stress levels to peak very quickly. And, that in turn will cause MS symptoms to “grumble”. If the situation doesn’t rectify, it can lead to relapse activity.

Hubby’s anxiety isn’t doing either of you any favours.

Has he acknowledged that he has this problem? If he has, the problem is half solved. He needs to go and chat with his GP, to allow them to solve the other half of the problem.

MS may be your condition, but, believe me, you will both be suffering from it.

6 months ago

Hi Stumbler, thanks for your reply.
He does acknowledge it and is taking medication for it, he just has these occasional flare ups of grumpiness that last for a few hours.

Things seem to have calmed back down now but I just feel drained still. I wish I could help him more but he says there’s nothing more I can do.

I guess I need to remember to keep myself calm too though and not rise to things so much.

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