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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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Hello community members – My name is Nicole Schulte and I am the new Manager of MSconnection.org. I have been living with MS for 11 years, and I know how important it is to find and maintain a supportive community of people who understand what you’re going through. I am very excited to be a part of this GREAT… 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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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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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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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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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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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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Who Are You Now?

At its deepest level, MS can make you rethink your life’s values. It can refocus who you are and how you relate to the world around you. Since being diagnosed, have you redefined who you are and what you want out of life? Read More

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Social cues guide our interactions and relationships with others. Research has shown MS can have a negative effect on social cognition which is the ability to interpret facial expressions, understand how others are feeling and the ability to show empathy. Do you have awkward, confusing, or perhaps even funny… Read More

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Stress & Unpredictability*

With many chronic diseases, stress can lead to more symptoms and more visits to the doctor. The unpredictability of MS adds yet another layer of stress and anxiety to an already stressful condition. Does stress affect your symptoms and how do you manage it? What can you share about living with uncertainty? Read More

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Resiliency With MS

People living with MS are often familiar with, and at times masters of, resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to adjust to misfortune or change; with the many day-to-day unknowns of MS, share with us a time that you needed to embrace resiliency. What helped you get through the difficult time?  Read More

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For the past few weeks our Blogs have been focusing on the topic of social wellness. Some, like You Shouldn’t Be Parked There by Teisha Rose, talks about the challenges of having a social life with MS and society’s perception of what being disabled looks like. An issue many with MS struggle with…..“But you look… Read More