Last reply 3 months ago

I was diagnosed in 2016. Over the years I notice myself getting nummer and more fatigued. Nobody understands what I am going thru because I have always been the one that does for everyone when Im needed. I try to continue to do this but it is getting harder day to day. Its depressing. I have quit my job and started working for Lyft so I could be my own boss and not work when Im feeling bad but that didn’t happen. Im about to loose my car because I wasn’t making enough so Im pushing myself to try and catch up the payments to the point of falling asleep at a stoplight. Im really over the situation and nobody feeling that Im sick and I need someone now like I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.

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3 months ago

@susan_denise_leach , your comments will resonate with a fair view of us.

This is going to be hard for you, but the best person to look after Number One is Number One. So, it may well be time to stop being “all things to all men (and women!)”.

You need to educate your nearest and dearest and allow them to give back to you. You need them to understand that you need their help to preserve you.

Be wary of depression and consult your Doctor to avoid this possibility.

Take care.

3 months ago

@susan_denise_leach Hi Susan!

It is a tough situation but you can and will get through it! Talk to those around you. I also get very hesitant to talk to people or let them know what I have been going through but I am surprised at their reaction. Everyone is different but it could also help sometimes when you just talk about what has been going on. It is normal for people to get in a place where they lose hope but slowly work on getting out of it (easier said than done). I also had to realize that I have to focus on me & do what is right for me at the moment, whether people will stick by me or not. You got this!

3 months ago

@susan_denise_leach I have also been the “go-to” person for so many people and organizations but have found that I need to step back so I don’t over commit and to make sure that they have and develop more of a network and support. I need, sometimes, just to be able to focus on me.

I haven’t disclosed my MS to very many people as I don’t want it to affect my employability and their expectations. I just do what I can do and try not to over-do it 😉

I don’t see anything in your profile to indicate where you are or if you have RRMS, SPMS or PPMS. You not Dx 3 years ago. Do you have active flares or a steady progression? Just checking if you are on a DMT that is keeping up with your symptoms…

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