Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

Top 7 Tips for Beating MS Fatigue You Should Aware About

Almost everyone who has multiple sclerosis (MS) also has fatigue. Get tips on managing this symptom by exercising, regulating your sleep, and more. Part 1 of 10: Overview Common Fatigue Almost everyone who has multiple sclerosis (MS) also has fatigue. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), around 80 percent of those diagnosed with …

Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms or Side Effects

Are you confused by multiple sclerosis medication side effects that feel a lot like your multiple sclerosis symptoms? Here’s how to separate the overlap. When Elle Jones gets a cold, infection, or has an allergic reaction, things are a little different for her than for the average patient. That’s because Jones, a 27-year-old account executive …

What a New Brain Discovery May Mean for Multiple Sclerosis

When headline news broke of the “brain-immune system missing link” in the form of a peer-reviewed letter in the journal Nature last month, the first stop for many with MS was to check to see if the promising stories were true. Not only were the reports of a newly-discovered lymphatic system connection in the brain true, they had …

Top 9 Multiple Sclerosis Myths You Should Know About

The science of multiple sclerosis (MS) changes so rapidly that perhaps people with the condition, their families, and even their doctors can be forgiven for holding on to some outdated myths and misconceptions. With more knowledge of MS, patients can live more healthy, high quality lives. Here are some of the most common, outdated MS myths. 1. People …

Multiple Sclerosis | How Botulinum Toxin Can Help Your MS

Many people know botulinum toxin for its power to treat wrinkles. (Think Botox.) But the medication also helps those with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have spasticity — stiff muscles and sudden, uncontrollable movements — in their arms. The drug is one option you and your doctor can consider as part of your MS treatment.   …

29 Things 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 …

Lemtrada for MS: A Rocky Road to FDA Approval

Spanning more than three decades, Lemtrada’s journey to FDA-approval was long and winding, driven by a small group of scientists who refused to give up. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved alemtuzumab (Lemtrada), a powerful new drug to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). The approval marks the culmination of more than 35 …

New Drug Shows Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

A new therapy called ocrelizumab that targets B cells in multiple sclerosis patients is proving more effective than Rebif, a long-standing MS treatment. The results of two recent studies of ocrelizumab show the drug holds significant promise for those with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). The findings in the clinical trials, conducted by the Swiss pharmaceutical …

Practical Strategies for MS-Related Fatigue

As a whole, the symptoms and severity levels of multiple sclerosis are all over the map, varying dramatically from person to person. But perhaps the most common MS symptom is fatigue. In fact, about 80 percent of people with the disease experience it, according to the National MS Society. What’s more, the potential sources of …

Living Easier With MS, One ‘Life Hack’ at a Time

Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be challenging, but some simple lifestyle techniques can help you overcome these issues and improve your quality of life. Just ask Stephanie Butler, 25, a Northern Virginia-based nurse who has MS and created the website “Just Keep S’Myelin,” where she blogs and shares practical ideas — what she calls …