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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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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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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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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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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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