I see you. I feel for you. I am you.
Battling Multiple Sclerosis, is very trying at times. I want to scream, I want to cry, I want to punch a wall! The symptoms are too much at times. So what is it that I do to stay strong?
I take a deep breath first. I allow myself to calm down. Our symptoms will not go away or subside while we are still in panic mode, so this is very important.
The next thing I do is find a distraction. For myself, it’s praying, watching a movie, listening to music, spending quality time with my family and writing. Find something that brings happiness to you. If you find a positive distraction, you can cope better through the symptoms.
I’m often asked how do I stay strong and these are just a few things that I do.
What do you do to cope through symptoms of an illness?
If anyone needs help with this, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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