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MS and Pelvic or Groin Pain: Are They Connected?

MS and Pelvic or Groin Pain: Are They Connected?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause a wide variety of symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of MS is physical pain. For some people with MS, this pain affects the pelvic area or groin, leading to considerable discomfort. It is worth noting,...
Posted 05/27/2022

Can Stiff Neck Be a Symptom of MS?

Can Stiff Neck Be a Symptom of MS?

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can present with a wide variety of symptoms, from motor and cognitive issues to physical and emotional changes. Some people with MS experience significant pain or stiffness in their back and neck. “Is...
Posted 05/26/2022

MS and Tinnitus: How To Manage Ringing in the Ears

MS and Tinnitus: How To Manage Ringing in the Ears

Hearing problems are not among the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but they do occur. Some people experience temporary or permanent hearing loss (deafness), while others experience a symptom called tinnitus — hearing ringing or...
Posted 05/26/2022

Does MS Make You Sensitive to Bright Lights?

Does MS Make You Sensitive to Bright Lights?

Photophobia, or photosensitivity, is eye pain, discomfort, and light sensitivity. It can be caused by a light source such as sunlight, incandescent light, or fluorescent light. Light sensitivity is a common complaint among people living with...
Posted 05/25/2022

Can MS Cause Fainting or Blacking Out?

Can MS Cause Fainting or Blacking Out?

Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience spells of fainting (syncope) or blacking out (temporary loss of vision and consciousness). These may be related to extreme dizziness and vertigo (feeling off-balance), or they may have other...
Posted 05/25/2022

MS and Blood Sugar: Understanding Risks of High or Low Glucose

MS and Blood Sugar: Understanding Risks of High or Low Glucose

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and its treatments can sometimes affect blood sugar levels, causing them to soar too high or dip too low. If your blood sugar levels are abnormal, you may need to work with your doctor to help treat the issue. High or low...
Posted 05/25/2022

MS and Tailbone Pain: Management Tips

MS and Tailbone Pain: Management Tips

Tailbone pain is a troublesome problem for many members of MyMSTeam. Members wonder how their tailbone pain is related to multiple sclerosis (MS), but there is limited information about this symptom. Although damage to the myelin sheaths of nerve...
Posted 05/25/2022

Tips for Managing MS and Tongue Sores

Tips for Managing MS and Tongue Sores

If you are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), it can affect your daily life in many ways. MS can also affect your oral health. Tongue sores, also called tongue ulcers, ulcerations, or canker sores, are no exception. “I get sores on my tongue...
Posted 05/19/2022

MS and Drooling: Causes and Management

MS and Drooling: Causes and Management

Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience drooling (also known as sialorrhea). This symptom can be frustrating and may leave you wondering what is to blame. One MyMSTeam member expressed this kind of dismay when they asked, “Has anyone...
Posted 05/19/2022

Cellulitis and Multiple Sclerosis: Do MS Treatments Raise the Risk?

Cellulitis and Multiple Sclerosis: Do MS Treatments Raise the Risk?

Cellulitis is a type of skin infection caused by bacteria. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the person’s immune system attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Because people with MS are at a higher risk of...
Posted 05/17/2022
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