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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 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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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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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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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

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Managing MS related Depression*

Depression is not a sign of personal weakness. It is a significant, potentially life-threatening, symptom of MS that interferes with function and quality of life and makes other MS symptoms feel worse. Have you experienced depression related to your MS? Share your experiences and tips on how you manage… 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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Parenting with MS*

MS can feel like an uninvited guest to your family. While it can mean a missed baseball game or last-minute change of plans, it also can bring parents and children together in positive ways – like- movie night, relaxing at home, and even prompting meaningful conversations. How has MS changed your family life… Read More

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Summer Fun!*

Summer is upon us which—for some people—can mean worsening of MS symptoms due to the heat. What will you do to “beat the heat” and still have FUN this summer? Read More

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Mommy Strength*

Being a Mom changed every single part of me, including how I handle my DX and life with MS. We (Moms) do not have time to fold to MS. We have diapers to change, laundry to do and little lives to manage. SO we put on our Mommy strength and get it done! I do my best and forget the rest! Where does your Mommy… Read More

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March Discussion of the Month: What is your…

As we head into MS Awareness Week, March 5th – 11th many awareness events are happening around the nation and social media is lighting up with stories of our collective strength. We all know that overcoming the challenges of MS requires strength, and often more than a little creativity. Whether it’s inventing a… 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