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  • 2 months ago

    Week 4: Tips to Make a MS-Friendly Home

    Being at home with your MS means creating a space that's comfy, cozy, and works for you. This WebMD slideshow shows you how: http://wb.md/2neZrDF . Your occupational therapist or rehab specialist can help you know what changes to your home will help you the most. We want to hear from you: Have you made changes to your home?
  • 2 months ago

    Week 2: What Happens During a Relapse?

    With MS, you'll have good days and bad days. You might experience little to no symptoms for weeks or months, but then a flare-up or a relapse might occur out of the blue. During a flare-up you'll get new symptoms, or symptoms you already have will get worse. It's important to know that many people recover from their relapses without treatment, but there are several things your doctor can do to help you get through them. Here's what to know about the signs of a MS relapse and how to....
  • Is this possibly not MS-related?

    I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2015. Then, I was diagnosed with RRMS the same year. I was told that I no longer have CTS anymore, and my orthopedic specialist thinks it's MS causing the issue. However, my neurologist isn't sure that It's MS-related. I have been on Tecfidera since June 2016. I received a steroid shot in my hand, and it only made it worse. Many medications have not helped either. This is what my hand feels like: As if I sat on my hand. Extreme numbness that....
  • 2 months ago

    Stem Cells

    How do you go about becoming part of the trials?
  • 2 months ago

    Week 3: Should You Keep a Symptoms Diary?

    Symptoms of MS come and go. That's why keeping a diary is a great way to keep track of symptoms and patterns that may explain why they're happening. Whether it's jotting some notes down in a journal or downloading a free app on your smartphone or tablet, keeping a diary of your MS symptoms can help people of all ages keep track of their symptoms. Learn the signs of MS, what information you should include in your diary, how to track MS flares and more here: http://wb.md/2nAcRtJ
  • 2 months ago

    March is MS Awareness Month

    Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves, and disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Someone with MS may experience weakness in an arm or leg, numbness, loss of balance, and muscle spasms, but the severity of these symptoms are unique to the individual. Let’s stand with the more than 400,000 Americans living with MS. We are stronger together. Raising awareness, providing support, and sharing your stories does make a....
  • 2 months ago

    I just started taking Ampyra and need some advice

    I'm a MS newbie, diagnosed in December of 2015. This first year and the couple of years leading up to my diagnosis have been more than a little challenging but I'm starting to get my bearings. One of my major symptoms is impaired walking. I can walk without assistance (for now) but sometimes my legs just don't feel like legs. I can't walk far, I can't walk straight, I can't walk very fast and sometimes it's hard to walk at all. I travel for my job and this presents the....
  • 2 months ago

    I need recommendation for meds Please!

    I am currently on Tecfidera and white blood cells are a little low for the second time. I may have to switch meds. Can someone please recommend a pill form med that has helped them? Thank you
  • 2 months ago

    Scared I may have MS

    Good evening. I am little scared and could use your thoughts. A little over three weeks ago, my right leg went numb below the knee and I started to get pins and needles in the feet and cramps in the calf. I also had a dull pain behind my left eye and very slight shaking (kind of like my whole body was on vibrate but barely noticeable to me). The pins and needles, numbness and cramps started to migrate to the left feet and calves over the next two days. The afternoon I had a really sharp pain on the....
  • February Webinar from Can Do MS: Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations

    As someone living with MS, you have a right to ask for reasonable accommodations that allow you to continue working to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of what to ask, or where to start watch this month's webinar from Can Do MS hosted by expert Nina T. Martinez. https://www.mscando.org/multiple-sclerosis-programs/webinar-series/negotiating-reasonable-accommodations