Category Archives: Managing MS

Managing MS Fatigue

Fatigue is a very common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. The type of fatigue associated with MS is very different than simply being tired and worn out. MS fatigue muscle deep and affects both the entire body and brain. Your limbs may feel like way 2000 pounds all of a sudden. It may seem impossible to keep your eyes open and sometimes even hold your head up. Fatigue can have suddenly and without warning. You may feel fine an energetic one minute and completely exhausted the next. While […]

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The Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System which consist of the brain and spinal cord. It is also called the disease of the “white matter” tissue. White matter consists of nerve fibers which are responsible for transmitting communication signals both internally within the CNS and between the CNS and the nerves supplying the rest of the body. Multiple Sclerosis can be very slow in destroying your CNS, which is why it makes it hard to characterize. People who are affected by this disease […]

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The Chronic Pain of Multiple Sclerosis

Most people with multiple sclerosis experience some sort of chronic pain. Where acute pain is sharp and short lived, chronic pain is with the person most of the time. Sometimes it can vary in intensity and even location, but chronic pain is always with you. There are many things that can cause chronic pain for a person with multiple sclerosis. Nerve damage can cause burning, tingling, and the sensation of pins and needles. This phenomenon is called chronic dysesthesias. Typically, this is treated by either the anticonvulsant […]

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Living With Multiple Sclerosis

For many people hearing the words “Multiple Sclerosis” feels like being hit by a truck. Fear and uncertainty take over and you begin to worry about you future. Even though MS isn’t a rare disease, it is far from common. For many in their 30’s or older they associate MS with childhood icon who became completely disabled from MS. While total disability does occur, it is not common. MS is not fatal. People with MS can lead normal lives and enjoy a typical life span. Living with […]

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