I’m new to this forum and am not totally sure how it works or what responses I get but I’m going to give it a go.
Like the forum I’m also ‘new’ to MS and living with the symptoms. My husband was disgnosed in April 2012 following a episode in February that left him hospitalised. He suffered many practical symptoms such as double vision, loss of balance and co-ordination, loss of grip, numbness, slurring of speech. I’m sure I don’t need to go on as I’m sure many of you know how MS manifests itself.
What I’m finding difficult to deal/cope (note sure what word to use) with is the emotional impact it has. Both on my husband and I.
The most noticable this is his moods. He becomes disproportioanlly angry and small things. He goes from 0 - 100 in seconds and calms down equally as quick. I’m not sure how to react. I know its the MS as calming down so quickly is unsual for him but I find it difficult to deal with what can be his agressive manner. Are there are practical tips to help him calm down or stop it esclating? Is there any tips of helping him control it?
He is currently having a relapse. I thought it would become easier to deal with when it happened again as we actually know what it is now but I still feel my heart break watching him suffer and not being able to help. He is fighting through and is determined to carry on working even though he is at the same level as he was when he was in hospital last time.
Does it ever get any easier?