Category Archives: Disease

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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A Field Guide (Employment and MS)

Many of us who have MS try to balance our disease with what we can and can’t do in our private lives as well as our professional lives. Questions about whether we should tell our employer, how much does our … 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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Monitoring Cognitive Decline in MS or Cog-Fog the Untold Story

Monitoring Cognitive Decline in Multiple Sclerosis Many Multiple Sclerosis patients experience a condition referred to as “Cog-Fog”. Cog-Fog varies from person to person but the majority of complaints come in the form of; loss of memory, inability to concentrate, language … Continue reading

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Alternative Methods of Pain Control

Controlling chronic pain is an important part of improving one’s quality of life.  There are several alternative options to help ease the suffering.  Before trying any new type of pain relief approach it is always important to consult with a … Continue reading

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Equine Assisted Therapy

“We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more-feeble animal, to ride upon its back.” ~ Peter Gray Today I want … Continue reading

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Essential You; losing weight when you have MS

Multiple Sclerosis presents many unique challenges to losing weight. Many of the medications we take cause weight gain. We become more sedentary as our symptoms progress, depression sets in, or our bodies protest as we become overheated during exercise. It … Continue reading

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Funny Moments

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease with many faces; It affects each of us differently. We struggle with the difficult aspects of this disease but there are always moments that make us laugh in spite of ourselves.  This post; is dedicated … Continue reading

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