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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
Heavy arms and ms

Heavy Arms and MS

Heavy Arms and MS

Heavy Arms and MSMembers of MyMSTeam regularly describe feelings of weakness and heaviness in their arms. Muscle weakness has many causes, including disuse, nerve damage, fatigue, or an oncoming flare. Regardless of the cause, heaviness in the...
Posted 06/27/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Plantar Fasciitis and Multiple Sclerosis

Plantar Fasciitis and Multiple Sclerosis

Plantar Fasciitis and Multiple SclerosisSeveral members of MyMSTeam experience plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. While plantar fasciitis is not a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS),...
Posted 06/19/2019
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Deciding on MS Treatment

Deciding on MS Treatment

Studies have shown that the sooner someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) begins treatment – and stays on it – the more likely they will be able to slow progression and the onset of troubling symptoms. Yet, member discussions on MyMSTeam suggest...
Posted 06/17/2019
Dizzy spells and multiple sclerosis

Dizzy Spells and Multiple Sclerosis

Dizzy Spells and Multiple Sclerosis

Dizzy Spells and Multiple SclerosisDizziness and lightheadedness are common multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. People with multiple sclerosis can also experience vertigo - a sensation that your surroundings are spinning or swaying. These symptoms...
Posted 06/06/2019
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