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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With MS. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With MS. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain vision changes, dizziness, or tingling. No matter what you’re...
Posted 10/03/2019
How good boundaries make life with multiple sclerosis easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Multiple Sclerosis Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Multiple Sclerosis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Setting and defending boundaries allows...
Posted 09/11/2019
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40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 3

40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 3

Having MS as a constant companion has not been the easiest of relationships I’ve ever had to endure. But I’ve worked at it 24/7 because multiple sclerosis is not something I can just walk away from. MS quite literally controls my mobility. These...
Posted 09/04/2019
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40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 2

40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 2

If there is a better quote that captures the pain, hurt, fights, and consequences of having MS than “I wish I knew then what I know now,” then I’ve yet to hear it. And yet the question must be asked: is that quotation about me or more about...
Posted 08/27/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed MS. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/26/2019
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Living with Fatigue and MS: Take the Survey

Living with Fatigue and MS: Take the Survey

While most people associate MS with mobility issues, fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis due to feeling exhausted from muscle tremors and muscle spasms. It can also be caused by MS-related pain, trouble sleeping or depression. It can...
Posted 08/21/2019
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40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 1

40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 1

After being an MSer for almost 40 years I can categorically say that it’s not only fatigue, bladder, or bowel issues that annoy me. Nor is it slurred speech, poor vision, muddled memory, or just plain falling over. The symptoms are all bad enough...
Posted 08/19/2019
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JC Virus, PML, and MS

JC Virus, PML, and MS

JC Virus, PML, and MS You probably never heard of the John Cunningham (JC) virus before beginning treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). That’s because the JC virus is a common - and usually harmless - infection. But in situations where a person’...
Posted 07/27/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/12/2019
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Jelly Legs and MS

Jelly Legs and MS

Jelly Legs and MS“I feel like my legs are filled with jelly and I can't move them around like I normally do!”A MyMSTeam Member “My legs feel like jello if I try to walk any distance.”A MyMSTeam Member “All of a sudden my legs feel like noodles...
Posted 07/02/2019
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