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I have MS and I'm Scared

by Alexis Mitchell
(Buffalo, New York)

I was diagnosed about 2 years ago. I was put on Copaxone, but it seems every time I inject I start having relapses and I get sick. When I stop injecting I feel better. I stopped injecting and now I am able to walk in high heels; something I have not been able to do in a long time.

Montel, to be frank, I am really scared. I am scared to take the therapy and scared not to. I work every day and it is starting to be a challenge. My husband is on disability from a back injury on his job and I am 60 this year. I can't retire, nor do I really want to, but I have to take time off periodically and finally I was written off for calling off so much.

I really don't know why I am writing to you. I guess I just wanted someone who understands this illness to talk to. I wake up all night and can't sleep. I am tired when I get to work. I am just a total mess. Can I offer some inspiration. I talk to God all the time. I have had a life time of losses. Now I am about to face my own self lost.
Thank you for reading this and listening to me.
God bless you and keep you. Please pray for me.

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May 25, 2021
by: AnonyJimmy

I came across your story and was drawn to you. Firstly, I feel a love for you. I think about you from my chest and not in my mind. I believe you will find peace. I am scared, because I think I have connected with your feelings and it hasn't happened before. You will be ok. I love you and can't help but think about your happiness. You don't know me but I will advocate for you to be at peace. Again, I love you. You are loved.

May 18, 2021
by: Anonymous

I scoured the internet for any and all info on Copaxone doing this to people and found nothing. This gives me some validation for what happened to me on the medicine. Your words were and are mine.

I was recently diagnosed and told to inject the Copaxone. I then had the worst flare that I had ever experienced with symptoms that were all brand new and I was hospitalized. Now they want to put me on much more serious drugs and quite honestly I don't trust it. And at the same time I don't want to be the reason MS got worse for doing nothing.

But I feel better without the medicine, even though that relapse left me with some damage I am afraid will never fully recover. I am feeling like I am watching my whole life and future disappear before my eyes. It feels like living in a nightmare I can't wake up from and I don't know what to do.

Nov 18, 2010
Hello Alexis
by: Rosanne

Hello Alexis, my name is Rosanne. I've had MS 24 years now and I'm not less scared of it now than when I was first diagnosed. All I can share with you is a verse from Matthew 6:34..."Let each day's troubles suffice...". Take it one day at a time.

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