174/365 – Repressing emotions and myasthenia 

365 days of myasthenia

Last night at Childine, I had a conversation with one of my fellow volunteer counsellors which got me thinking. This lady has MS and was saying her symptoms are really bad at the moment. She spoke about flares in the past in relation to loss and grief and so it was no surprise when she mentioned that someone close to her had passed away last week. Despite normally being able to control the condition with vitamins, at times like these nothing except waiting it out seemed to help.

This was something I had heard before from people with myasthenia. When something traumatic happened in their life, there was also a spike with their symptoms. The ebb and flow of the condition linking up with the circle of life.

I could tell this woman was trying to be strong with her grief – she was containing it. She spoke about it…

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