Last reply 6 months ago
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Hi, I’ve just recently been diagnosed with Active Relapsing MS and although everyone keeps telling me everything is going to be alright I can’t help but feel very emotional and depressed about it and was wondering if any of you had any advice, or how you all coped with the news. Thanks, Cameren

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supermum1983
6 months ago

Ive done a positivity jar, so when i have down days i can look back at the goid days and cheer myself up a bit. If done a video about my story might help x


cammo
6 months ago

@cameren_charlton Don’t do what I did and just drink copious amounts of alcohol. Every day.
I should say “go and talk to a psychologist” but I would be hypocrite. I went once, she made me feel worse than when I went in… never went back.
I will advise to get active (or get more active) nothing takes my mind of everything more than hitting my VO2 Max. I relish the pain now.


rmdaniels
6 months ago

@cameren_charlton
I was just diagnosed this year too. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for me too. I figure I just have to roll with it and take one day at a time. I’m being a lot more selective about what I try to accomplish in a day since I’m low on energy. Lots of great encouragement & friendly people here on shift.ms. I hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me!


stumbler
6 months ago

@cameren_charlton , a diagnosis of MS leaves you with a feeling of bereavement. You need to give yourself time to grieve for the future you’re lost.

Out of this process, you will start to see the future you can still have. And the clouds of despondency will rise.

Time is a great healer.

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