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MSers Respond: What is the stupidest thing someone has said to you about MS?

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Updated August 19, 2008

There have honestly been a few days that I think that the worst thing about having multiple sclerosis (MS) is hearing what others have to say to me about it.

I am not as bothered by some to hear "But you look so good..." as it seems like the alternative ("Wow. That explains why you look so terrible. I thought it was something worse.") would be much more of a bummer. I think what really bothers me the most are the people that tell me in the middle of summer or in the middle of a relapse, "I know exactly how you feel. I get tired, too!" I wish I had a pithy response, but usually this just makes me feel so lonely and angry that I keep my mouth shut.

So now it's your turn to let it out here. What has someone said to you about MS or your symptoms (or life in general, for that matter) that has just amazed you, in terms of the insensitivity or sheer ignorance behind the comment? Bonus question: How did you respond?

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