Montel Williams says his primary symptom is severe pain.
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Montel says that the 1.5 million people in America living with MS suffer a little differently.

"My primary symptom is pain," he says. "I've got pain from my shins to my feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it's been there for the last 10 years."

Recently, the pain spread to Montel's face. "It literally feels like you're taking a fork and stabbing me right now. People say, 'How the devil do you deal with this?'" he says. "You have to get a grip."

Montel says he's learned psychiatric and psychological techniques to shift focus away from the intense, burning sensation. "I bundle up the pain and keep it in a box,' he says. "Put it away, dampen it down over here so I can deal with other things."
FROM: Dr. Oz: After the Diagnosis with Montel Williams
Published on March 17, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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