MS is different for everybody

Doug and Greg are 2 brothers of triplets and they were both diagnosed with relapsing MS. Watch the video to learn about their experience with the disease.

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Saying yes to Possibilities

Relapsing MS Looks Different For Everyone

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At a recent conference, we caught up with a few TECFIDERA Peer Speakers and asked them to share their stories.

What were your early experiences with relapsing MS like?

Greg: I’m the youngest brother of this guy by 7 minutes.

Greg W.

Doug: And, both of us are currently taking medicine for our multiple sclerosis.

Doug W.

Greg: I’m currently taking TECFIDERA. And what are you taking Doug?

Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate) is a prescription medicine used to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

Doug: Why Greg, I’m also taking TECFIDERA. Greg being diagnosed is so different than when I was diagnosed, just because he sometimes jokes, like, I have sympathy MS. Because, my symptoms are completely different than his, and everybody has different symptoms with MS. Sometimes people suffer through MS, and they don’t even know what it is for a couple of years. We learn from each other. We educate each other. We still do this to this day. And as brothers we bicker, and sometimes we believe each other. And sometimes I have to go over your head and talk to your wife.

Greg: Of course, yeah.

Doug: There you go.

Greg: I had a newborn. A 3 year-old. I’m not just making a choice for me, I’m making a decision for our family.

Doug: But when you’re newly diagnosed, you also are taking everything in. And I think that sometimes, it is that overwhelming process, that people don’t want to hear that information. Or they’re not ready.

Greg: Obviously, everybody’s got to take their own moment, seminal moment, to get to the point of where they want to make an active choice.

Doug: Seminal, very good word.

Greg: Well, but make an active choice and say, you know, this is…’I’m not going to let this ruin my life. I’m going to be affected, but how can I thrive?’

Doug: And it’s very important to get different perceptions, because MS is different for everybody–even if you look alike.

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