26 Tips to Help Manage Common MS Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex and diverse condition which can result in several different symptoms, that may or not may be the same among patients. While not everyone may experience the same MS symptoms, the most common ones can be difficult to address and cope with.

To help you manage the 10 most common MS symptoms, we’ve put together tips that can help ease your day-to-day life with multiple sclerosis, based on this Above MS article.

1. Fatigue

 

Fatigue is one of the most common–and transversal–symptom of MS. While fatigue may not be difficult to address, it’s most certainly something that can cause a lot of discomfort and be quite inconvenient. Therefore, there are several things you can do to minimize you tiredness and get through the day:

•    One of the simplest things you can to is figure out what time of day you have the most energy, and save any tasks or activities that require more from you for that time.
•    Whenever you have something big to do, consider dividing it into several parts, turning one task in several small ones. For example, if you’re planning on organizing your whole closet, start with the pants.
•    Some people benefit a lot from taking small, power naps; they can be a great way to recharge your energy and help you get through the rest of the day.
•    Stay away from energy drinks. Even though they promise to give you the boost you need to fight fatigue back, these are not the best solution. They do give you a boost, but they just provide a sugar rush that does not help you save energy. Also avoid fast food and processed food; if you do eat it, do it in moderation.

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4 comments

  1. The headline promised 3 tips to use when telling people you have MS. However the article then introduced many other factors about MS – plus lots of ads. I find this to be “a scam” that is not not at all honest and truly a waste of time. I would expect better from you.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      The actual title of the post is “26 Tips to Help Manage Common MS Symptoms”. Maybe you clicked on the wrong link?

      • Linda says:

        I also clicked on a link that talked about three symptoms… trying to scroll through on an I-phone I just kept having ads pop up … so gave up! You maybe need to consider the cognitive side of MS – multitasking and too many distractions don’t work well.

    • Joseph Ferroni says:

      how about saying to someone interested “I am a little slow, and clumsy, but you will see these problems do not define me!

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