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Saying hello...

Hi. I’m a new member here, but I’ve been diagnosed with MS for around 20 years.
I’m mostly quite well, but this Christmas my metal health has taken a bit of a nose dive.
I think talking to others with MS could only help… So hello everyone x

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Hello Artist and welcome to our friendly bunch of MSers. We’ve all got different stories to share so tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll see what we’ve got in common (other than MS!!)

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Hi Artist.
Welcome to the gang!
My MS has lived with me (totally uninvited but gatecrashed) for 23 years and I still dont like it!

Sorry about your mental health being battered…been there too chuck. Hang about and we’ll try to help.
Boudsxx

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Hi,
Sorry about your diagnosis. I’ve had MS for over 30 years.
Glad you’ve decided to join us.

This past year has been very challenging for everyone. Having a medical condition makes life even tougher.

We’re here to listen and support.
Take care.
Jen

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Hi Moirah, thank you for your response.
I’m a freelance artist. I work mostly from my studio at home as this allows me to ‘work around’ my tough days.
I guess I’m quite stoic about my MS, I do struggle with nerve pain but since working for myself my fatigue is better managed.
I have been feeling very sad and overwhelmed for around a month now. I have no real idea why, other than we are living through this awful pandemic.
I think it might help me to talk to others who understand how MS and pain affects our mood.

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Hi again.
Could be time of year…pandemic…cold…all added together.
nights are getting lighter chuck.
Boudssxx

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Dear Artist

I understand your message. My story has been something similar and I do feel for you. I have hung on for some years with ups and downs and creating a new environment for myself re work and daily life. I wish you strength and good fortune.

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Thank you all for your replies :heart:
I’m finding even replying tough right now, but I appreciate everyone comment you leave.
I’m thinking I need to talk to my doctor. If I can that is! X

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