Posted on Apr 26, 2015
SGT Tj Casiano
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I left the Army in April 2010. In March 2013 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I had been displaying symptoms since December of 2009. I was wondering if there are any other Vets out there who seraved in recent years who have been diagnosed with MS? One of my best friends in the Army was also diagnosed with MS. We served in the same unit and deployed to the same places in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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An Air Force brother was diagnosed w/ MS right before he was scheduled for separation. They stopped his separation, extended his enlistment and then medically retired him.

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I LOVE THE AIR FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SSgt Tony Lamb
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Hi, Staff Sergeant Casiano.

I was diagnosed just after 9/11, but I had symptoms in 1999. They would come and go, and I thought I was cured, so they didn’t come and stay until 2001. The AF retired me in April of 02. The VA paid for me to go back to school, and I finished my Bachelors’ degree in 2006, and my Masters’ in 2010. I’m an analyst with ATF now.

The best and most immediate thing you can do is get started on one of the disease modifying agents that will inhibit the progression of the disease. I’ve included a link for twelve of them. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Medications

Sorry about your diagnosis. Hang in there.
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SSgt Tony Lamb
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Thanks, SFC Mark Merino . Like a shark, if I stop swimming, I die.
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TSgt Joshua Copeland
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MSgt (Join to see), my MIL has done both Copaxone and Avonex.
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TSgt Joshua Copeland
My wife likes the Plegridy it's only taken once every two weeks rather then every day like Copaxone or every week like Avonex.
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SPC Virginia Morgan
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I was taking Avonex shots once a week and now take tecfidera pills twice a day.
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