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One tough decision. Two positive outcomes.

Written by on December 15th, 2016 – 2 Comments

brenda-sI was diagnosed with RRMS 3 years ago at the age of 31. I had been experiencing numbness on the left side of my body for months and MRIs showed lesions everywhere. I remember feeling relieved for a brief moment because it wasn’t a brain tumor. My relief quickly faded after I asked the Neurologist if I should continue to try to have a baby. (My husband and I had been trying to conceive with no luck for several months). What he told me broke my heart. He believed it was important to start treatment right away but the medication was not safe for pregnant women. Also, many women experience a relapse postpartum and a relapse could affect my ability to look after my baby. I had a tough decision to make.