My Story: Larissa Hernandez

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What were the steps leading up to your diagnosis?

I got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2017. My right eye went crooked and I started seeing double, then I became weak and started using a walker. I began to see my life turning to the worst. Its been a tough time coping with this diagnosis.

This year, I've had the opportunity to get the help I've needed, and I'm very thankful for the people that have helped me.

What lifestyle changes have you needed to make?

I've had to change a lot of the things I used to enjoy, but I think it's going to get better with physical and speech therapy.

The changes that I've had to make is giving up my sex life and giving up the things I used to enjoy. I also can't stand loud noises after my last flare. Also, I don't like crowds.

Who has been there for you? How?

My great aunt and uncle, and the neurologists and physicians I work with. I'm delighted with my health care team, their effort and the time they take to help me get better is fantastic.

Its been a tough time coping with my multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

What's your advice to someone else living with multiple sclerosis?

What's your advice to someone else living with multiple sclerosis?

My advice for people living with multiple sclerosis is to manage your time as well as you can.

My advice for people living with multiple sclerosis is to manage your time as well as you can.

Is there anything else we should know?

This year I've had more than three or four relapses. The last one I had a month ago was the worst one I've had so far. I'm unable to match my clothes now.

I'm very empathetic. I am loving and caring, I'm a great helper, and I have a huge heart.

About Larissa Hernandez

My Story: Larissa Hernandez

My name is Larissa. I've been diagnosed with MS for a year and a few months. I'm still having bad relapses which make me fatigue. If anyone has any input on medications to try, let me know.

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