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bruce
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can anyone help me. My wife was diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago. she takes avonex for her MS and many other drugs for her poain. One of the biggest problems is that she is severely constipated. The other major problem is that she argues with everyone. we try our best but it is never enough. can someone tell me how I can treat her etc.
 
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mike21
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I have ms. I was diagnosed about 10 years ago. It can be quite challenging sometimes,especially when you are trying to do normal everyday tasks, like taking care of yourself, and you are not able. Your wife really needs your support and encouragement and I am sure that you will notice a positive change in her as well. Good luck!!!!!! Your encouragement means the world to her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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bruce
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thank you for your reply. I try to help out. I encourage her as much as I can and it try to be there for her. She is a great person and I love her very much.
 
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Someone has to care about you. Don't forget about yourself because you are the well spouse.


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yes I agree and I'm the one with ms! my husband wes really stressed out with school, work and me this week. so of course he thought the best thng was to just plug ahead and do what had to be done. Wrong. he didn't make it to work cause he couldn't sleep, so he had more time to study today and I actually got him to take an hour for beach time. he came back a new man and harmony was restored.
I'll just add that the irritability is from outer space. It jsut spills out in total disproportion to my feelings so try not to take it personally. it's the disease talking, not even her feelings at the moment. some of it is sensory overstimulation It's when he says something innocuous and I scream that leaves me scratching my head. so try to chill and find some good times together and alone.
can't hurt to talk with your doc and see if this is a result of the meds then evaluate the benefit vs. the emotional cost.
 
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I have SM not MS- but am familiar with constipation. To be avoided at all costs- no matter what. First rule, NO bananas. Psyllium husks in water, or mixed in yoghurt before bed on a daily basis, plus senna tablets at least daily. Prunes and prune juice good. In my case, grapes and grape juice purge my system. Try avoiding wheat for a week or two and see the effect. a person may not be true celiac- ie gluten intolerant- but avoiding white flour and sugar seems to be beneficial. Celery and high fibre vegetables the way to go cauliflower, broccoli etc. i


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Originally posted by: bruce
can anyone help me. My wife was diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago. she takes avonex for her MS and many other drugs for her poain. One of the biggest problems is that she is severely constipated. The other major problem is that she argues with everyone. we try our best but it is never enough. can someone tell me how I can treat her etc.


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Believe it or not, drinking tea (or anything, really) with Karo corn syrup really helps. We used it on my mother when she had cancer and wasn't allowed to eat any fruits or vegetables and it really worked!

Good luck with your wife. I'm in the process of being diagnosed with something or other, possibly MS. Now if only a neurologist would take me seriously...


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