I have had MS for 5 years. Lately I have found myself either crying or laughing a lot and I can't seem to control it. I'm staying home a lot because it is so embarrassing. Does my MS have anything to do with this? Thanks.
Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) is a disorder of emotional regulation that occurs in about 10% of people with MS. We have written about this and also have a link to use the Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS) for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) CLICK HERE. You can answer the questions to see if they apply to what you are experiencing and then should contact your doctor for further follow up. Good for you for seeking help, as there are treatments available and no one should have to stay at home because of this. Keep reaching out. Good luck.