MS Head Start is a video series hosted by multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate Damian Washington, designed to help people newly diagnosed with MS through the first steps of their journey. Follow along with Damian as he discusses different aspects of MS management and daily life in each video.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is sometimes referred to as an invisible disease, because many of its symptoms are not always readily apparent to others around you. In this week’s video, Damian Washington talks about those hard-to-explain symptoms like fatigue, pain, and numbness that people with MS regularly experience.
In our companion article, Beth Ullah discusses the variability of these invisible symptoms and the effect and toll they can take on personal relationships.
Watch the video and check out the companion article below.
Damian, who lives in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017. As an MS advocate, Washington uses his YouTube channel, NoStressMS, which has more than 6,000 subscribers, to educate and raise awareness about life with MS. He also provides his insight into the patient experience to pharmaceutical companies. Damian often says, “MS is a terrible way to meet wonderful people.”
The “invisible” symptoms that are common with relapsing-remitting MS and many other chronic illnesses can be the bane of our lives. It’s difficult enough to manage them, as they’re constantly fluctuating like a changing tide. But…
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