Category Archives: chronic pain

How time flies: where I am now with MS

Wow!  I began building this blog on October 26th, 2011.  Here I sit 4 years later with a completely different life.  Though the blog hasn’t been very active through all of those changes; you have all remained followers.  Thank you. … 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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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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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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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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Laughter is the Best Medicine

When is the last time you laughed so hard it brought tears to your eyes or made your sides hurt?  Humor is the most infectious way to break ice and bond with people but did you know that laughter is … Continue reading

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