MS symptoms: The Reality of Pain

PainArm pain first believed to be from a pinched nerve led to my multiple sclerosis diagnosis. All MS treatment medications have caused me additional pain by way of shots, sore injection sites, flu-like symptoms of body aches, sides effects of chest pain & breathing difficulties, and emotional pain from giving myself an injection with needle phobia. Nerve pain gave me a limp for years. Fibromyalgia pain stopped me in my tracks. Arthritis pain makes simple tasks difficult. My latest bout with what is likely to be rheumatoid arthritis has given me inspiration to write a series on pain and ways to beat it. Stay tuned for this series in early May 2014.

On the upside, I do have periods of remission with no pain. It is during these times that I run wild with happiness and energy, achieving the most of every moment.

About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.