Monthly Archives: January 2012

Relationships and MS…

At some point, most of us are confronted with having to tell someone; whether it’s a significant other, potential partner, friend or family, about our struggles with multiple sclerosis.  Choosing to disclose the illness; no matter who is listening, is … Continue reading

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Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis

Long lines, delays, mysteriously missing reservations, and lost luggage are just a few of the annoyances that come with traveling.  These annoyances are dreadful for everyone, but if you are a traveler with special needs, they sometimes become serious issues.  … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Diet…And Other MS Cures.

Gluten is a protein found in some grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. There is some controversy pertaining to whether oats should also be added to this group because of possible cross-contamination occurring at some milling facilities. Gluten is … Continue reading

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Peer Support for MS Sufferers.

Connecting with another person who knows first hand what we are going through is essential when confronted with a life changing diagnosis such as MS.  Peer support groups or peer telephone support are great ways to meet new people that … Continue reading

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Receiving a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

The initial diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (also known as MS) is scary.  We feel a wide range of emotions of everything from shock to relief.  Typically by the time diagnosis is reached, we’ve been through a battery of tests and … Continue reading

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MS flare? When to call the doctor…

For many people suffering with MS, knowing when to call the doctor is a difficult decision.  Questions abound as to the significance of symptoms and what exactly is an exacerbation compared to the new “normal” for the patient. An exacerbation … Continue reading

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The MS Hug

“MS Hug” is a term used to define a symptom that is generally experienced as a tightening, in spasm, or burning sensation that affects the region of the body anywhere from under the arms to the waist. Discomfort associated with … Continue reading

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