5 Things Your Loved One Isn’t Telling You About MS
If you have a significant other, friend, or relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might know about some of the physical problems that can come with the disease. But chances are, that’s only part of what your loved one deals with.
MS can cause invisible symptoms that can be tricky to talk about.
Here are five common problems that many people with MS face, though they might never tell you.
“I can’t stand it when people say, ‘I’m tired, too.'”
For people with MS, fatigue is a regular part of life. Trouble is, “lots of people think that just means I’m tired,” says Ann Pietrangelo, a 55-year-old MS Foundation ambassador and writer who lives in Williamsburg, VA. “They’ll say, ‘Oh, yeah, I know exactly what you mean — I didn’t get enough sleep last night.’ They don’t understand that a nap or good night’s sleep is not going to fix the exhaustion that comes with MS.”