Language

I can’t say what’s on the tip of my tongue

We all rely on speaking and hearing speech throughout the day, both directly from friends, family and other people and also electronically through the TV and radio. People with MS talk about getting “words muddled up”, or that “words come out wrong”, or “I talk but my mouth won’t make the words”. It can be very disturbing to discover that your usually effortless communication has become less reliable. Difficulties can feel very public. However, the good news is that most people with MS do not experience major language difficulties. Language problems tend to be at the level of irritation and embarrassment, rather than a major handicap. They are much less obvious to those around you, than they are to you.

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