Multiple Sclerosis

To My Younger Self Before I Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

This is my letter to you. These are the words I needed to hear following my diagnosis. To break through the negativity, the fear and medical terminology I didn’t quite understand. To see the hope. You’re in your mid-20s, you’re about to marry the love of your life and you have the world at your...

THE TOP 6 REASONS WHY PARENTS ARE CHOOSING NOT TO VACCINATE THEIR KIDS

More and more parents around the globe are choosing to opt out of vaccinating themselves and their children. As a result of this trend that’s been gaining more and more momentum, a harsh response has come from the “pro-vaccine” community -criticizing parents for their decision to not vaccinate. At the end of the day...

Top 9 Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Right now, there are more than 2.3 million people in the world who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, because the Centers for Disease Control does not require physicians in the United States to report new cases of MS and because symptoms of the disease can be invisible, only those cases in the...

Top 5 benefits of cannabis for multiple sclerosis

MS Medical cannabis treatments have proved highly effective at managing many of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Here, we take a look at which symptoms in particular are positively affected by use of cannabis or cannabis-based therapies. Anti-inflammatory Inflammation of neural tissue is the primary characterisation of multiple sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease in...

Top 5 Things You’ll Need If You Have Multiple Sclerosis

If you're reading this, chances are you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. So now what? That is the exact question I Googled shortly after my diagnosis in 2015. I was scared, confused and looking for answers. While there were a ton of excellent resources available, it wasn’t until I actually lived life with MS that I...

Top 5 Things You’ll Need If You Have Multiple Sclerosis

1. A Good Attitude Being happy is good for your health and this, my dear, is a fact. Sure, it may be hard since you have MS and that’s no picnic in the park during nice weather but there is no benefit in sulking for too long. Instead, put effort into finding happiness and meaning in your life. This...

11 Silent Signs of Multiple Sclerosis It’s Easy to Overlook

Your socks don't match Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock. But if you frequently have a hard time telling colors apart, especially when it used to be easy for you, that is a red flag. Becoming partially blind, color blind, or blind in one eye is one...

‘Clinic Speak’ Helps People With Multiple Sclerosis Take Control

The past couple of weeks have been exhausting for me, but at the same time, I’ve been rejuvenated with great information about living our lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). Two weekends ago I was at MS Life 2016, an event in London for people with MS and their families, and this past weekend I attended...

Love Wins: Multiple Sclerosis, Cycling, Death, and a Coming-Out Story

September 21, 2016 I once joked that our love story was so magical, not even Nicholas Sparks could have written it. That's even more true today. I met Vicki in 2011 on my first day as a graduate student assistant at UNC Campus Health, where she worked as a security guard. I wasn't ready to come...

Some Interesting Things Of M.S Only Someone with MS Would Understand

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