Sometimes Living with Multiple Sclerosis Can Get Overwhelming

I want to talk about the elephant in the room. No, not a physical elephant, silly. I don’t think one would fit through my front door. I want to talk about depression among people living with multiple sclerosis…

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Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

27 replies
  1. Mary Jane Guidry
    Mary Jane Guidry says:

    One of my problems, I have shut down my emotions to a point I can’t cry. It’s horrible! I think if I could cry or throw a screaming meme fit then maybe I could get back to a point of feeling my emotions. My psychiatrist said she doesn’t see anything else she can do. My counselor would agree to a date and time then change it the day before. (that happened for an entire month) I’ve been through 3 in the past year.. Wishing y’all a Blessed day.

    • Val Hanna
      Val Hanna says:

      See that’s what made me so mad cos I reached for help the MH team turned me down said to my GP to increase antidepressants. I wouldn’t but came to Neuro ward for assessment/rehab saw counsellor yesterday and cried and talked like nobody’s business. Last night I slept better than have in weeks talking helps and even though I have difficulty doing it myself so does crying hope you are able to figure your way through the feelings and express them somehow.

  2. Marilyn Schnepp
    Marilyn Schnepp says:

    Dear God, please find a cure for this awful, painful disease. It breaks my heart to see what all these gentle and kind people have to cope with. I watched my dear brother suffer with it for years and you just can’t imagine what you go through.i pray every night for all of you. God Bless you❤️

  3. Roberto Rodriguez
    Roberto Rodriguez says:

    My initial reaction when diagnosed with RRMS was skeptical I was still working and still not accepting my condition when I relapsed it felt like a ton of bricks fell on me I retired from my job accepting my condition was the beginning of my new way of living I have MS it doesn’t have me bless you all

  4. Sue Allen
    Sue Allen says:

    Sometimes i think i’m just fed up but then it goes a little deeper than that. I feel REALLY depressed for a few days to the point of going to sleep & never waking up

  5. Tracy Krautbauer Jacobs
    Tracy Krautbauer Jacobs says:

    I have depression I’m on meds for it, thinking it’s time for a change in it though been a lot stronger lately! I know a big part of mine is being cooped up in the house so much but between the heat in Louisiana and the exhaustion I have it’s very hard to get out more than I do, talk to ur Dr nothing shameful about it if a bit of meds help then take it stay strong

  6. Tom Hayes
    Tom Hayes says:

    Suffered horribly from depression for 18 months after my diagnosis. It caused me to kill my marriage and self-esteem and also lost 50lbs.

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