Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Psychological Side of MS

Awareness of psychological and emotional issues is important for patients suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.  Sometimes the issues are directly related to the disease (an actual symptom) and other times they are secondary to the diagnosis, medication, or the symptoms experienced … Continue reading

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Novartis Confirms Patient Died After Starting Gilenya – Businessweek

Novartis Confirms Patient Died After Starting Gilenya – Businessweek. My greatest sympathies go out to the family of the individual who lost their life.  It is still unknown what the exact cause of death was.  When something tragic happens we … Continue reading

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As the years progress; setting goals…

Tomorrow; 12/13/11, I turn 40. Five years ago; prior to my diagnosis of MS, I made lofty plans for this milestone.  I intended to do something exciting, exhilarating, dangerous,  and fun.  One thought was sky diving.  I thought I would … Continue reading

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The well meaning, unhelpful approach

Forums everywhere devoted to chronic diseases seem to have one common thread among them; how to deal with well meaning people that say the worst possible things to those suffering. Being misunderstood hurts.  Lets face it, many people out there … Continue reading

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Managing Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom for those with Multiple Sclerosis that is experienced as a daily lack of energy, an excessive all-over body tiredness, and is generally not relieved by sleep.  This symptom has a dramatic effect on one’s quality … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Animals

Animals play an important role as companions in the lives of people, and have, since prehistoric times.  The first therapeutic use of animals is thought to date back to ninth century Belgium. In the United States pet therapy began with … Continue reading

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