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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
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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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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Weight Gain and MS

Weight Gain and MS

Weight Gain and MSMaintaining a healthy weight can feel like an uphill battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS symptoms often make exercise difficult, and medication side effects can contribute to weight gain.“What can I do? I try not to eat bad...
Posted 06/01/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Living Comfortably In My Own Skin

Living Comfortably In My Own Skin

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? As I think about this question, I have to think back to when I first learned I had a disease. I was diagnosed in 2012 with relapsing-remitting MS. I...
Posted 05/10/2019
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Opioid Problems and MS

Opioid Problems and MS

Opioids and MS Pain management and access to opioid medications is a major concern on MyMSTeam. More than half of people with MS have experienced severe pain, either intermittently or chronically. There are several treatment options for managing...
Posted 05/07/2019
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Insomnia and MS

Insomnia and MS

Insomnia and MS Members on MyMSTeam frequently discuss insomnia and sleep problems - often posting in the middle of the night. Studies have found that people with MS are three times as likely to experience sleep disturbances as those without MS....
Posted 05/07/2019
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