Lived Experiences Of a Person With Multiple Sclerosis

From Mad in South Asia: My MS (Multiple Sclerosis) story began back in 1994, when I was 33. At the time, I was deep into a helping profession. Being a trained clinical psychologist with almost five years of experience, mainly working with people with disabilities, the first symptoms I experienced seemed like a joke. I started feeling occasional numbness and tingling in my legs, which made me see a neurologist. The brain scans back then didn’t show anything unusual. With no stiffness, spasms, incontinence complaints, or vision issues, yet, the persistent early symptoms made the neurologist suspect a psychological root to the problem. With a chuckle, he said, “You should consult a psychologist!” He knew my professional background quite well.

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