Abbreviations on MSWorld
Abbreviations & acronyms
Family and friends
bil = brother in law
bf = boyfriend or best friend
dd = dear daughter
dh = dear husband
ds = dear son
dw = dear wife
fil = father in law
gf = girlfriend
mil = mother in law
sil = sister in law
so = significant other

Emotions and word abbreviations
BTW = by the way
IIRC = if I remember correctly
IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = In my humble opinion
lol = laughing out loud
rofl = rolling on the floor laughing
roflmao = rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
tia = thanks in advance
fwiw = for what its worth

AFO = Ankle/Foot Orthotic
CRABs = Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, Betaseron
DMD = Disease Modifying Drug
DO = Doctor of Osteopathic medicine
dx = diagnosis or diagnosed
EEG = Electroencephalography (brain)
EKG = Electrocardiogram (heart)
EMG = Electromyography (muscles)
IPIR = immediate post-injection reaction (refers to the possible reaction that some get from a Copaxone injection)
IVIG = intravenous immunoglobulin (blood product administered intravenously)
ldn = low dose naltrexone
LP = Lumbar Puncture
MRI = Magnetic resonance imaging
MSAA = Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
MSW = MS World
NCV = Nerve Conduction Velocity
NMO - Neuromyelitis optica
NMSS = National Multiple Sclerosis Society
ON = Optic Neuritis
OT = occupational therapy
PCP= Personal Care Physician
PPMS = primary progressive multiple sclerosis
PRMS = Progressive - relapsing MS
PT = physical therapy
PWC = power wheelchair
RRMS = relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
rx = prescription/medication
SPMS = secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
sx = symptom/s
TM = Transverse Myelitis
TN = Trigeminal Neuralgia
tx = treatment/s
UA = urine analysis
UTI = Urinary Tract Infection
VEP= Visual Evoked Potential
WC = wheelchair

PM = private message
SHG = Self-help group