Because living with MS is so challenging, it should not come as a surprise that MS patients often have many MS complaints to express.

By way of clarification, MS complaints are any issues that MS patients may raise about their experience living with MS. They may be complaints about the nature of the disease: it’s confusing, unpredictable nature, and the absence of simple answers or explanations. Alternatively, they may be complaints about the available treatment options and the difficulty figuring out what will work best for one’s unique circumstances: some people respond better to particular medications than others. The medications may do a good job in resolving their symptoms and, furthermore, may help to prevent the development of new symptoms. Unfortunately, in other cases, the medications will do nothing significant for the patient. Such patients continue to suffer from the worst of their symptoms, regardless of their efforts to manage them. Additionally, they may have adverse reactions to the medications: Adverse reactions can include nausea, dizziness, hair loss, and more severe medical problems.


Additional MS Complaints


MS patients are likely to have MS complaints about other aspects of the condition. For instance, they may resent the fact that their multiple sclerosis is associated with various complications. Furthermore, they may lament the fact that those complications make it even more difficult than it already is to keep up with the daily fight against MS. For instance, patients who find it difficult to walk because of their MS may feel frustrated about the progressive atrophying of their leg muscles. If they are unable to get regular physical therapy and exercise, they will be unable to keep up the level of activity that is ideal for fitness in MS patients. This will simply worsen their overall health and, potentially, make them more vulnerable to their MS.

Other MS complaints come to mind: they include complaints about that special brand of paper that makes the world go round- money. Money is absolutely necessary for health insurance and for meeting those health expenses that are not met by the insurance. It is also necessary for putting food on the table each day. MS patients need to be able to eat adequately, when all is said and done. If they happen to have dependents, then they too will need nourishment. Furthermore, there are additional expenses like housing, transportation and education-related expenses. If the MS patients are the main breadwinners, then making the adjustment to not working can set them back significantly.