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A Letter to the Community *

UPDATED: August 13, 2020 Dear Community, It is with bittersweet emotions that we announce the closing of the MSConnection.org website as of September 30, 2020, because the platform the website is built on will no longer be supported by the vendor. Sometimes companies stop making products that we use and love… Read More

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New Community Facebook Group*

Join our new National MS Society Community Facebook Group! This private group is a place to connect with other people affected by MS and join in social learning. The Society commits to providing access to accurate, current and comprehensive information so you can learn strategies to live your best life.Join… Read More

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Brain Power - Exercising Our Minds*

The brain is a muscle too - Experts say that it’s just as important to exercise our mind as it is our body! From eating certain foods to playing online brain games, what do you do to exercise your mind? Read More

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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is carefully monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) and is a resource for people with multiple sclerosis and their families. What does COVID-19 mean for people living with MS?Disease Modifying Treatment Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID-19)Event and Program FAQ Read More

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Eating Habits & MS *

We know what we eat affects our health. But how does diet influence multiple sclerosis? Currently, there is no single dietary guideline recommended for people with MS, but researchers are investigating overall eating habits and specific foods, looking for possible impacts on MS. Have you noticed that specific… Read More

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Lifestyle 2020*

More and more research is showing the positive impact of lifestyle improvements — to diet, exercise, sleep, etc. — on overall health, longevity and even MS. With New Year’s resolution season in full swing, are you making any lifestyle changes and why? Are you setting goals? Do you plan to track the results… Read More

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We, at the Society, want to be a place for people, young and not-so-young, to connect with one another because we know that is how many solutions to life’s challenges can be found. We also want to provide the best information about MS and the resources people need. In a world where the ways people communicate… Read More

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Pain is a common symptom of MS, but one that is commonly misunderstood. In one study, up to 55% of people with MS experienced clinically significant pain. Have you experienced pain related to your MS? Have you found strategies for managing pain? Share your questions, experiences and tips below. Read More

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Your Opinion Matters*

Update: Survey is now closed.  Thank you!We believe that people affected by MS live better lives when they're connected. To help us provide you with the best resources, support and information, please provide your feedback in a short survey. Thank you in advance for sharing your valuable time and energy. We… Read More

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Staying Cool? *

Did you know 60 to 80% of people with MS are estimated to have a temporary worsening of their symptoms when they become overheated? How are you staying cool this summer? Read More

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The holidays can be a wonderful time to connect with loved ones, and celebrate the season.  But, all that activity when you have MS-related fatigue is also physically and emotionally exhausting! What strategies have you found to help limit the effects of fatigue so that you can be ready for this Holiday season? Read More

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The MS Hug Experience*

The MS Hug, a type of pain that falls under the medical term dysesthesia, feels different for everyone. Some people describe a boa constrictor-type squeezing that is almost constant. Other people describe a band of burning pain that comes and goes. If you’ve experienced the MS hug, please share what it feels… Read More

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Twice as Many Living with MS*

A new National MS Society-led study says nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States. That’s more than twice the previously reported number. Learn more: ntlms.org/2XasMany  #TwiceAsMany #ThisisMS Read More

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The Support You Want or Need*

Help and support are musts for those living with MS and its unpredictability. Yet, MS can be frustratingly hard to explain and difficult to understand. This can make it tough for those not living with MS to know how to help. Have you experienced challenges around getting the help and support you need? What… Read More

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We Believe*

You’ll want to turn on the sound to watch this powerful, new video !  We are a movement by and for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Until we end this disease forever, we will do whatever it takes to accelerate breakthroughs. This community is part of the movement. Thanks for being here and making… Read More

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Physical therapists (PT) evaluate and address the body’s ability to move and function, with particular emphasis on walking and mobility, strength, balance, posture, fatigue and pain. Physical therapy might include an exercise program, gait training and training in the use of mobility aids (canes, crutches… Read More

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Fatigue is #1

Fatigue is the number one symptom reported by people living with MS. But because it is hidden, it can be frustrating to get others to understand what you are feeling. Have you found ways to help your family and friends understand your fatigue? And, what advice would you give to someone newly diagnosed on how to… Read More

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Have you implemented physical activity—yoga or other non-cardio or cardio exercise—into your routine? Has this helped you in managing your MS symptoms?  What creative ways have you adapted your approach?  Please share what you’ve found to work—or not—for you! Read More