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Does your MS Fatigue and Energy Need a Boost?

Does your MS fatigue and energy need a boost? I know mine does; having multiple sclerosis drains my battery very quickly. Add to that a terrible cold I had recently, and my fatigue has doubled, and my energy has left the building! While...Show More Summary

MS Patient’s Pick of the Week’s News: BFitLifestyles, Cannabis, ARNet, Bioness and More

Here`s my Pick of the Week’s News as published by Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Fitness Trainer and MS Patient, Dolly Stokes, Launches BFitLifestyles Website with Husband Looking after what you eat and exercising according to your abilities apparently can help alleviate symptoms of many chronic illnesses including MS. Show More Summary

Ozanimod Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Rate, Phase 3 Trial Shows

A Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of ozanimod (RPC-1063) in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) has reduced the disease’s annualized relapse rate (ARR), researchers reported. Leading the Phase 3 SUNBEAM trial (NCT02576717) is Celgene Corporation, which developed  ozanimod. Show More Summary

#ACTRIMS2017 – Forum for MS Research and Treatment Opens Feb. 23 in Orlando

The second annual Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), a forum for clinicians, researchers and other MS specialists to network and discuss the  latest advances in MS research and treatment is set for Feb. Show More Summary

Study Finds Massage Helps With MS Pain and Fatigue

A recent study has found that regular massage therapy is beneficial when it comes to treating pain and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Read our list of 26 tips to help self-manage your MS symptoms.  Twenty-four MS patients...Show More Summary

Conference Was a Reminder of Why We Must Continue to Create Own Stories

Last week, I attended the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Washington, D.C. I had the opportunity to meet many fine folks who are hard at work creating everything from alphabet books for children to poetry protesting xenophobia. Show More Summary

MS Drug Costs: The Elephant in the Examination Room

A lot of factors go into our decisions when we select the drug we’re going to use to fight our multiple sclerosis. How well will it work? What are the possible side effects and how serious could they be? How will using the drug (taking...Show More Summary

Fitness Trainer and MS Patient, Dolly Stokes, Launch BFitLifestyles Website with Husband

Dolly Stokes, a fitness trainer and multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, and her husband, Jeff Stokes, have launched the website for their fitness and wellness company, BFitLifestyles, providing information on how to live an active and healthy life. Show More Summary

BpiFrance Awards PathMaker Grant to Develop MyoRegulator, Device to Treat Spasticity

The French economic promotion agency Bpifrance has awarded Boston-based PathMaker Neurosystems a grant to finance the development of its MyoRegulator, a noninvasive neurotherapy technology to treat conditions linked to neural pathway disruption, including neuromotor spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Show More Summary

7 Strange and Unusual Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which is unique to each patient, which means no two people suffer from identical symptoms. While there are many symptoms MS patients share such as pain and chronic fatigue, there are also some very strange and unusual symptoms that some may experience. Show More Summary

Sir Peter Mansfield, Pioneering MRI Physicist

The MS world lost a very important person on Feb. 8. Britain’s Sir Peter Mansfield, Nobel Laureate, passed away at the age of 83. For most of us, his name means little, but his work revolutionized the way multiple sclerosis is diagnosed, and the way progression of the disease is tracked. Show More Summary

New Blood Test May Make ‘Off the Rack’ MS Treatments Closer to ‘Designer Drugs’

Since the mid-1990s, the diagnosing process for most people suspected of having multiple sclerosis (MS) has included a lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap) to look for certain antibodies and proteins, and an MRI scan to look for lesions in the brain. Previous to that, immersion into a hot tub (to see if symptoms […]

MS Love and Care, as Only a Superwife Can Provide

Thoughts of love were brought to the forefront of many people’s minds on Valentine’s Day, which is widely celebrated by couples both young and not so young. They usually buy cards and enjoy romantic dinners. In our case, Feb. 14 also is Lisa’s birthday. Show More Summary

Researchers Test Medical Cannabis as Treatment for MS-Linked Neuropathic Pain

Canadian researchers are testing mice to see if cannabinoid oil products — a common medical marijuana treatment — could help alleviate the neuropathic pain that often afflicts patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The preclinical study,...Show More Summary

AARDA Launches Registry to Help Link MS Patients, Researchers

The world’s first registry for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases (ADs) has gone online, to honor National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month in March. The Autoimmune Research Network (ARNet) is a creation...Show More Summary

Patients Talk About Common Vision Symptoms in MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complicated disease. While no two patients experience the same symptoms, there are some symptoms which are more common than others, including problems with the eyes. Find out more about some of the possible early symptoms of MS. Show More Summary

The MS Alphabet: Amygdala, ARR, Assistive and More

When it comes to multiple sclerosis, mastering your own understanding of the disease means you need to mind your Ps, Qs, dot your Is, cross your Ts, and recite your ABCs. There is so much to know about this complex disease. But the more...Show More Summary

Stress and MS: Webinar from IOMSN Helps Manage Daily Stress

When you live with multiple sclerosis, stress is unavoidable. Your first experience with the stress of MS is when you’re diagnosed. As you move forward, you begin experiencing not only “normal” stress, but also the stress of living with a chronic illness. Show More Summary

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