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  • lessaleew
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    I'M IN MILTON JUST 15 MINUTES AWAY

    HI iM IN MILTON JUST 15 MINUETS AWAY. NO DX YET I'M WAITING ON RESULTS FROM CONTRAST MRI SHOULD COME IN ANY DAY NOW. I WONDER IF THERE ARE MORE OF US CLOSE BY. ALL THE BEST
    Originally posted by carme View Post
    Hi canadians,
    I live in guelph, and was dx in 2004.

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  • Bliss
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    Hi everyone
    This is all very new to me. I just found out I had ms a few weeks ago. My neuro was a joke. He didn't even tell us what kind of ms I have. i just started taking betaseron. So far so good.

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  • sea2006
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    Canadian eh?

    Hi there fellow Canadian. Sorry to hear about your DX. but you have found a good place to come. MS World is a great place too. You'll meet many new people there all with many of the problems you have.

    I was Dx'd back in May of 1989, long time ago. I'm 61 now and still pretty mobile with no MS meds. I'm Chronic Progressive. Took many years to get my Dx though. I wear orthotics on both legs, use a cane or my scooter for longer trips.

    I would say, let your parents know, then they will be able to get a grip on your condition. My hubby was a great support too, and my Sister has always been there for me, she's my best friend. My "kids" have also been great!!

    There now I guess I've rambled on long enough. Nice to hear from a fellow Canadian, there don't seem to be many of us on MS World. That's where I usually go.

    Sharon

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  • kathrina
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    Hi there, glad to have found this Canadian site for MS,just diagnosed in October after 13 years of seeing Neuro`s and MRI`S. diagnosed with SPMS ,only on baclofen and neurontin but they have really helped me with mobility,just great,I only walk with a cane outside ,really because of the ice. Find myself very tired around 4 o`clock but usually have a short nap an okey for awhile. Having a slight problem with knowing who to tell, have only told very close family members like son and daughter and really close girlfriends.Havn`t told my parents or brothers etc, they live in other provinces and have always told them I had a back problem,herniated discs which is true,twice. Worked as a Nurse for 34 yrs and we nearly all have some back problems so they never questioned it. I really have no one to discuss it with except Drs ,I am really lucky to have a great MS specialist in Calgary but they are so busy. Havnt been to the MS Sociey yet either,is that a good move or not. Exactly what do you do at the MS clinic,apparently that is next for me. All this is kind of scary right now. Thanks for letting me vent, my husband is wonderful but you cannot expect someone who does not have the disease or feel the symptoms to understand, thats not fair.

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  • Laauurraa
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    Hi, I'm Laura. I am 21 and live in Ottawa, ON. I was disgnosed at 16 (2004), and am currently on Avonex

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  • cj4music
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    sort of new

    hi everyone -
    I'm fairly new to the site -- I think it's great that everyone is so supportive -- the posts have helped me through some rough moments! Thanks!

    I was diagnosed in 2007 after a long time convincing doctors it wasn't my imagination... and have been on rebif for about 3 months now.... I have been going to a great support group here in the lower mainland, and just thought I'd finally post something on here and say hi.

    CJ

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  • Mamabug
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    Originally posted by Pandora View Post
    I live in Calgary- age 49- Diagnosed Sept 2007. I suffer from dizziness daily, it's not an ear infection, it's not low sugar, does anyone have any thoughts how to combat the daily issues? Have a desk job and even sliding back in my chair or standing too quickly makes me queezy for a moment.
    I had severe dizziness in 2002, with my first flare, pre-diagnosis. Other symptoms were stroke-like, at the time. My physical therapist gave me exercises, where I could control what I did that would trigger my dizziness. For me, the trigger was head movement (which I hadn't realized -- she made the observation).

    So, she had me nod my head slowly, only until it was difficult to tolerate, in an effort to re-train my brain to tolerate those movements. I'd been struggling with the dizziness for a month, prior to her assistance. It was so severe, that I lay in a recliner all day, because an upright position would cause nausea and vomitting.

    Perhaps a physical therapist could help you with your symptoms. You'd likely need a doctor's referral, to a P.T. specifically trained in vertigo issues.

    Or, maybe you could figure out what triggers your own dizziness and design your own program to help yourself.

    Best wishes. My dizziness was so disabling, that it caused more problems than the loss of use of my left side. Problems began improving immediately upon beginning exercises, and went away in a timely manner.

    ~ Faith
    U.S. Resident, Canadian citizen

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  • Pandora
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    Another Canadian

    I live in Calgary- age 49- Diagnosed Sept 2007. I suffer from dizziness daily, it's not an ear infection, it's not low sugar, does anyone have any thoughts how to combat the daily issues? Have a desk job and even sliding back in my chair or standing too quickly makes me queezy for a moment.

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  • sidneygirl
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    Welcome!

    Hi Carme, I live in Sidney BC
    Welcome to MsWorld, it's a great place to find information and meet great people!

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  • carme
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    Canadians

    Hi canadians,
    I live in guelph, and was dx in 2004.

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  • bettylou
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    Well I took my first shot of Avonex yesterday!Went to the doctor and she did it for me!Did not get ant side affects yet!Do not think i will already,hope the next shot goes as good!Have a great day!Heh any one from Alberta!

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  • star101
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    I am from Cape Breton.I now live 25 Min north of Barrie Ontario. Been here 6 years. I just wanted to say hello to all.

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  • Deborah Ann
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    Hey All

    I have tried 2 of the drugs out there(copaxone and rebif)i found copaxone the best.No side effects for me.On the other hand rebif makes me sick.I have bad days monday wednesday and fridays.(they are the day i take my needles)On top of christmas and new years i moved into a house with my family.On the way to get a part for a bed i just bought,i got into a head on crash.I am real sore in the chest area where my seatbelt was but i am at least alive for my kids sake. The docs are worried my m.s. might flare up with all this stress i hope not

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  • Mamabug
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    BL --

    Some ppl prefer Avonex because it's only once a week. I avoided like the plague because of the large IM needles.

    If you're not as needle-phobic as I am, you might be fine with it.

    My preference was Betaseron, for lots of reasons (see my post at http://www.msworld.org/forum/showpost.php?p=987680&postcount=7), but, unfortunately, it was not effective for me.

    Some like Copaxone because it doesn't have the flu-like symptoms of the interferons, but, for me, Copaxone has major site reaction side effects, and I dislike it intensely.

    We're all different, though. Can't necessarily predict which would be the best fit until you try it.

    ~ Faith
    Canadian citizen, U.S. resident

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  • bettylou
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    Hi,I am from Alberta.Just moved from B.C.Have had MS for 15 years.Have been doing really good with it.Had a bad attack a month ago and now have to decide what to go on.Was wondering if anyone has any input on it.Leaning towards Avonex.The MS doctor said to pick one but that was about it,so if anyone has any information and thoughts on the subject i would love to read about it!

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