Hi, I’ve found I can’t cope with stress at all since I’ve had MS. It sends me into meltdown. Crash and cry!!! And even excitement can do me in. I got excited this morning, out on the scooter and going into a new supermarket. Suddenly the excitement turned to stress and I could barely cope. Came home feeling very fragile and shaky. (Pathetic! It was a new blo*dy shop!)
I think it’s all part of the emotional impact of MS… and not just because we are dealing with this damn thing but also because the lesions in the brain actually affect our emotions. It’s like we have a double whammy. Strangely enough remembering that can help.
I try everything like everyone else. Try to stay calm. Remember I can’t control everything. Try to keep things in perspective. But sometimes nothing seems to help.
Take care and keep in mind you’re not alone with this,