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6 of the Most Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness like MS, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by taking a little break. With tips from the pros at …

4 Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is…

Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

5 Tips For Making Every Doctor Visit Count

Effectively managing MS may require ongoing appointments with multiple specialists on your health care team — including neurologists, physical and occupational therapists and others. And it goes without saying they’re busy (for an inside look at how busy doing what, go here and here). Making the most…

5 Tips for Parenting With Multiple Sclerosis

Living with an unpredictable illness can be tough at the best of times, but when you’re a parent, it can often cause unforeseen problems. Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is no different — you’ll have to continue being a parent, but you’ll also have to manage your condition. However, there are ways…

18 Common Home Modifications to Improve Life With MS

As your MS progresses, you may find it necessary to make some modifications to your home to make it safer and more accessible. Such alterations can vastly improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, allowing them to regain some independence and making life more comfortable. Here are some common…

Important Things to Remember If You Have MS

If you or a loved one is living with multiple sclerosis (MS), it’s important to remember that you can always try to make your situation better. If your doctor says something like “there’s no other option” or “we have nothing more to offer you,” find another doctor. Doctors are humans, too, and they…

How Doctors Treat Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis

Spasticity is where the muscles become stiffened and often spasm due to nerve damage — it’s a common symptom associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). MORE: Six of the best apps for managing chronic illness Generally, the spasticity occurs in the arms and legs and may impact the way a person can move their limbs.

A to Z: Explaining 35 of the Most Commonly Used MS Terms

Walking into your doctor’s office can feel like walking into another world. Are they speaking English? Do they understand you? Have they correctly diagnosed your symptoms with the relevant medical terminology? What is extremely personal to you, suddenly feels clinical. Terms like ataxia, diplopia and hemiparesis are flying around. You feel…

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Service Dog

Having a service dog can greatly enhance the life of someone living with a chronic disease. They allow patients to regain some of their independence by helping with small everyday tasks like opening and closing doors, fetching meds, acting as a prop or support as their owner stands, switching on lights and attracting attention…

7 Simple Tips for Traveling With MS

With the year-end holiday season hurtling towards us, now is the time many of us start planning to hit the road — making way to see family, friends and loved ones, or seeking out warm weather havens or preparing for snow-covered vacations. Here are some basic tips for traveling with…

MS Martial Arts: Battle B-neath the Surface

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that develops when the myelin in the central nervous system is attacked, leading to a range of symptoms including mobility problems, numbness, vision problems, pain, and fatigue. MORE: Learn more about the different symptoms of multiple sclerosis In this Roche video aimed…

MS Stories: Tim’s Journey to Walk Again

This video made by Jack Barton is all about Jack’s father, Tim. Tim was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nine years ago and has to undergo monthly intravenous treatments to keep his MS stable. He talks about coming to terms with the disease, how the diagnosis affected his family, how little…

6 Tips for MS Patients, Families and Loved Ones

Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to live with. With no known cure, patients often find the day-to-day struggle very challenging. But they’re not the only ones who live with the disease — friends, family and loved ones also have to learn how to deal. To help everyone cope better, we’ve put together a list of six…

Is MS Making You Itchy?

Living with MS is no walk in the park. Besides all the symptoms that patients endure, there are also side effects that are caused by treatments and external factors. One of those side effects is often feeling itchy. MORE: Do all treatments have side effects? One of our bloggers…

Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You’re Newly Diagnosed

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We consulted some of our community contributors at MS News Today and came up with 12 questions people should consider asking their doctors after an MS diagnosis.

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