My name is Chelsea Jennings. 5 years ago, at the age of 21, I suddenly began losing feeling in my hands and feet, experiencing muscle weakness, loss of speech, and became easily confused and experienced short-term memory loss. That’s when, in August of 2012, I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
After my diagnosis I tried several medications, unsuccessfully. I first began taking injections of Avonex and Copaxone, which my body rejected. Next I switched to a pill form medication called Tecfidera. After ending up in the emergency room, I learned that I was allergic to that medication. When I became pregnant with my son, Camden, I took a break from medication and felt better than I’d felt in the last 4 years. Surprisingly, I learned that MS can temporarily go into remission during pregnancy.
February 14, 2017
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