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What I Wish…

By The National MS Society
April 6, 2018

MS symptoms vary from person to person. Even more, symptoms are often invisible. Because of this, it can be difficult to describe your symptoms or get someone to relate to your experience.

For MS Awareness Week (March 11-17), we asked you, “what do you wish people knew about MS?” Here’s what you said.

1) MS can feel like a burden.

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2) It’s often on the back of your mind.

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3) The over-looked cognitive challenges with MS.

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4) The fear of disease progression.

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5) The effort it can take to just get through the day.

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6) The disease is unpredictable.

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7) Because MS affects your nervous system, symptoms can be wide and varied.

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8) Taking care of yourself mentally is a big part of living with this disease.

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 9) Just because you can’t see the symptoms doesn’t mean they’re not there.

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10) MS can affect the people around you.

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11) People living with MS are resilient.

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12) Life does not end because of MS.

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We want to know: what do you wish people knew about MS? Do you agree with any of the thoughts above?

The National MS Society

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