Category Archives: Disease

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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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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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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