MS Monday – MS & Depression

ms-depressionToday, I won’t have to rely only on my experience in reference as to whether these two info pics are true (they are).  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a plethora of information on the Emotional Changes and Depression that Multiple Sclerosis can bring. Often times, these changes are two fold as in – many of us are sad and grieving over what is at risk of being lost due to MS, but also due to the MS disease process itself. Dealing with depression is very difficult, especially when you’re a relatively happy person.  If you’re sad with no reason, or perhaps angry, you find yourself snapping at people, or starting arguments…for nothing. Spending time with friends or even indulging in something you love seems too difficult – talk to your dr.  I had to talk to my dr on Friday, I mentioned to her that I hadn’t even been to one of the classes I registered to take back in January.  Both of us knowing the mega nerd that I am :-) figured it might be something more. Appt in 30 mins.  I can’t say, oh well I just lost my money and ignore it.  I used to be a teacher – I don’t skip class.  At first I just thought it was the fatigue, but – not even one class? Even for me that’s not normal.

I’m not sure how often or freely the bane of depression is spoken about outside of MS circles, sometimes even in MS circles it is something that is tip-toed around.  Once again, I think education is one of the best weapons against MS depression and mood swings.  If you know more, you can do more.  It is not easy to learn about, but the hope of seeing some light, might be motivation.  If you don’t have MS, but you can help someone who does – that might be your motivation.moodswings The following video is 33 minutes long – just a heads up!

 

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Month, here’s how you can help!

MS Monday – MS & Depression was originally published on His Work in Progress

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2 thoughts on “MS Monday – MS & Depression

  1. Maxine, I’m sorry you are going through MS – you do sound like a naturally happy person. Not that it is an better, but although I don’t have MS; I have the dreaded Menopause. (laugh here) – It too comes with the mood swings, the bouts of depression and the hot flashes (along with my IBS) is such a joy! NOT! LOL
    But I admire you and have enjoyed getting to know you via the blogs.
    A friend on the web…

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    • Thank you so much for your encouragement. I had a bout of depression a hundred years ago when I was in school, this just feels a little different. Im exploring the options, a friend sent me an article about essential oils and how sometimes they can help with mood. I’m willing to try! Thank you for sharing what you are going through also. It’s nice to know we aren’t alone!

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