Multiple sclerosis

The Importance of Stretching With Multiple Sclerosis

I’ve said in more than one blog that I consider myself to be a healthy person who happens to live with multiple sclerosis (Multiple Sclerosis). “Healthy,” perhaps, but lately I’ve found myself significantly out of shape.With all that 2016 has brought upon me, I decided to ask my wife, Caryn, for help in getting...

Marijuana Touted by Some as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

While the evidence is mixed, marijuana supporters say cannabis can ease symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis.Will medical marijuana prove to be a miracle treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS)?The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says there are uncertainties about how effective marijuana is in relieving MS symptoms. But the organization supports the right...

A Kidney Stone Plus Old Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Try My Patience

I don’t remember exactly where I heard or read a phrase about being the beneficiary of other people’s patience. I do seem to remember that it was in a negative context and that it had to do with the decline of existence.Something like, “with nothing left but to be the beneficiary of other people’s patience…”I’m beginning to...

20 Inspiring Multiple Sclerosis Tattoos

Many people who have chronic conditions get tattoos to remind themselves, as well as others, that they are stronger than their disease. Others get ink to raise awareness and to be heard.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 2.5 million people around the world, many of them between the ages of...

Spasticity: Another Symptom of My New Multiple Sclerosis Normal

My wife, Caryn, was the first to notice one of the things that seems to be part of my new normal as I recover from my last MS “thing”: She asked me a couple of times about my left hand as I was doing (or trying to do) something that did not involve that appendage.While I...

34 Things I Wish Multiple Sclerosis Hadn’t Shown Me

On the occasion of her 33rd birthday, the writer reflects on the many ways the debilitating disease has highjacked her life, and the choices it’s forcing her to make.It’s my 33rd birthday, so I’m reflecting. Perhaps like you, I’ve been in numerous weddings, and I’ve “liked” dozens of engagement statuses and new baby announcements....

29 Things Only Someone with Multiple Sclerosis Would Understand

You take your multiple sclerosis (Multiple Sclerosis) seriously, but sometimes you just have to laugh about it, right? Read on for a look at 29 things only someone with Multiple Sclerosis would understand. 1. Despite its name, you know that there is nothing romantic about the “Multiple Sclerosis hug.”2. Having “foot-drop” and walking through a dog...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Disseminated Sclerosis: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is type of an autoimmune disease which affects brain and spinal cord and causes degeneration of nerves of central nervous system. Nerves in the body have a covering on them which is called myelin whose function is for conduction of impulses and protecting nerves. In multiple sclerosis, there is inflammation which...

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: 7 Things People With Multiple Sclerosis Want You To Know

There are currently around 100,000 people with multiple sclerosis in the UK.With this in mind, it’s perhaps surprising how little the majority of people know about the disease.For those who don’t know that much about it, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurological condition which has many symptoms, some of which include fatigue, vision...

More headaches for Trump campaign chief as lawsuit says he once fired Multiple Sclerosis patient on maternity leave

Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, was accused in a 2005 lawsuit of firing an employee who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis while she was on maternity leave after the birth of her child. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of former employee Julia Panely-Pacetti, who reported to Bannon, against American Vantage Companies, and argued...

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