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  • the teaMS study-research to raise awareness about life w/ MS

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  • Time to "Weigh In" on the MS Diet Discussion

    A Short in the Cord
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The MS Connection Blog recently posted from 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS conference about a lecture that certain diets have shown to make no difference when it comes to developing MS.  Go to their post at "Is diet a risk factor for MS" Now that an MS diet has risen to the attention of such a large collection of Multiple Sclerosis experts from all over the world, I decided to share my thoughts.Over the years, I've listened to people insisting that there must be a diet (way of eating) for MS.  I have heard people claim that they've cured their MS or significantly reduced their…
  • MS relation with Cow Milk

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    Ami
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease which causes inflammatory demyelination in the central nervous system. It is one of the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults; especially women are more prone to this disease. Although, the etiology of MS is unknown but the evidences suggest for convolution with both genetic and environmental factors. Smoking, infections, Vitamin D deficiency are involved in the environmental factors. Furthermore, dietary habits are also considered as a possible cause of multiple sclerosis. Increased intake of certain food…
  • First study of brain activation in multiple sclerosis using fNIRS

    Multiple Sclerosis Research News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, researchers showed differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is first MS study to examine brain activation using fNIRS during a cognitive task.
  • Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

    Multiple Sclerosis Research News -- ScienceDaily
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Rather than the body's immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers have discovered how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease.
 
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  • Multiple sclerosis researchers find role for working memory in cognitive reserve

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Working memory may be an underlying mechanism of cognitive reserve in multiple sclerosis, research shows. This finding informs the relationships between working memory, intellectual enrichment and long-term memory in this population.
  • Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Rather than the body's immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers have discovered how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease.
  • High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    High dietary salt intake may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms and boost the risk of further neurological deterioration, indicates a small observational study. Previous research has indicated that salt may alter the autoimmune response, which is implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it is not clear if it has any direct effect on the course of the disease itself.
  • First study of brain activation in multiple sclerosis using fNIRS

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, researchers showed differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is first MS study to examine brain activation using fNIRS during a cognitive task.
  • Study of self-awareness in multiple sclerosis has implications for rehabilitation

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Persons with multiple sclerosis may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation, a study shows. Self-awareness is one's ability to recognize cognitive problems caused by brain injury. This is the first study of self-awareness in MS that includes assessment of online awareness, as well as metacognitive awareness.
 
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  • Retinal thinning parallels neurodegeneration in MS

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    The thinning of the retina that occurs during the course of multiple sclerosis (MS) closely parallels brain atrophy and may be used to measure neurodegeneration, a new study has shown.<br><br>Presenting the data here at MSBoston 2014, the 2014 Joint Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) meeting, Shiv Saidha, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, explained that previous studies had correlated retinal thinning with global disability and brain atrophy, but these studies were primarily cross-sectional in…
  • No cognitive disadvantage in paediatric- vs adult-onset MS

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A new study suggests no cognitive disadvantage in the long term for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that began in childhood vs those with adult-onset disease.Researchers are reporting that overall, cognitive outcomes were similar between the groups and that there were actually fewer patients in the pediatric-onset group, matched with adult-onset patients for age and education, who were classified as cognitively impaired. However, the difference between groups was not statistically significant...
  • Myelin measure in MS tracks patient disability

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Whole-brain measures of myelin water fraction (MWF) -- reflecting the amount of myelin present in brain tissue -- correlated significantly with disease duration and disability levels in multiple sclerosis, supporting a role for MWF in patient management and as an outcome in clinical trials, a researcher said here.In a cross-sectional study of 141 MS patients and 10 neurologically healthy controls, the "skew" of one of two peaks seen in the distribution of MWF across the brain, including normal-appearing white matter as well in MS-type lesions, was associated with Expanded Disability…
  • Severe optic nerve damage in MS not a hurdle to some children

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    There is a clear subset of pediatric patients with demyelinating disease who have substantial damage to the nerve layer in the retina but nevertheless have no vision loss, a new study shows."Understanding how this subset of patients recover functionally after optic nerve damage could lead to great insight into best acute treatment options and a better understanding of brain plasticity and neural networking," lead author Samuel Hughes, BS, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, concluded.....
  • Plegridy two year data confirms safety and efficacy in MS patients

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Biogen Idec today announced new data from the second year of its Phase 3 ADVANCE clinical trial that show the positive treatment effects of Plegridy™ (peginterferon beta-1a) were maintained in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) beyond the first year of the study. These results were presented at the sixth Triennial Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS) in Boston....
 
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  • Ice Bucket Challenge, Part 2: It’s for ALS and MS

    Trevis Gleason
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    You may remember that a couple of weeks ago I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  It was good fun for a good cause and, as I stated in the blog about it, could help MS research as well. In my video, I challenged the president of MS Ireland, the founders of Shift.MS, and the chief research officer of the National MS Society to take some ice for the team.  I thought you might like to see the updates. As of today, we have videos from all three organizations! Ava Battles of MS Ireland had already done taken her bucket of ice as she has a personal connection to motor neuron disease.  She sent…
  • Do You Know the People in Your Neighborhood (Who Have MS)?

    Trevis Gleason
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    It’s not much of a secret that I live with multiple sclerosis.  Most days I use a cane (if not a more advanced assistive device), it’s not a subject that Caryn and I avoid, and, let’s face it, I’m kind of out there on the subject. About a week ago I walked into a local business with which I’d had a week-long regular custom for a project.  By whatever means – I think I’d given the man my business card or something – the gentleman I’d been working with found out that I lived with MS. “I’d seen the cane, but didn’t put two and two together,” he said He then…
  • Did Scientists Just Find the ‘MS Switch’?

    Trevis Gleason
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Your e-mail box is about to fill, your social media is on fire, and by tonight, the evening news will be abuzz. Did they just cure MS? Just last week in my ice bucket challenge blog I noted that MS research may help other autoimmune diseases as ALS research may help other neurological conditions.  Well, news broke yesterday, via a report from the University of Bristol in the UK, which suggests that scientists have made a major finding that may help correct the mechanism behind MS and other autoimmune diseases. The full study report which was published in the journal Nature Communications…
  • What Would You Pack for a Trip to ‘MS Island’?

    Trevis Gleason
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Well, I think it can be confirmed that I failed my packing test for this trip to New York! Walking off the plane I felt I’d not only traversed five time zones, but had also been transported from mid-autumn, past winter to spring, and then dropped into a swamp in mid-summer. The muddy, hot blanket that was dropped over me took a cold shower and over an hour in the air-conditioned hotel room to remove. As I mostly packed midweight, autumnal clothing, it looks like some of the NYC retailers are going to get a few quid from the visiting expat. This got me thinking about the way that my travel…
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Trevis Gleason
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Well, it finally happened.  This week my wife, Caryn, squealed with delight as she watched our mutual friend’s video calling me out in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was standing in a warm shower on a cold and rainy morning thinking of my first cup of hot coffee and a fresh-from-the-dryer cozy towel when she told me. I must admit that I figured it was only a matter of time before someone on social media figured it was a good idea to challenge me. This morning I suited up, wrote the check, and took my ice like a big boy. Some people in the MS community have reached out and said we should…
 
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  • Proudly Canadian?

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Here is one of the few things left that is made in Canada and owned  and operated by Canadians.Medical Marijuana!!  This is how I get my weed  now; from a licensed producer, purchased online, and  delivered to my door by express post. Amazing that it comes from the other side of Canada; British Colombia, in less than two days.  They also have custom strains of marijuana for different needs. I use the ones for pain relief, muscle spasms , anxiety, and for sleep.  MS fatigue  is bad enough and insomnia only makes it worse. My fatigue can actually be…
  • Spring in New Brunswick

    12 Jun 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Here's a little crab that was found on the beach during a field trip to Bouctouche Dunes in New Brunswick.I do mentoring with grade three kids  at  the local public school where I live and they asked me to join them on this class outing .It felt good  today to be out breathing the ocean air.  I have to say that the  first year  of my new life has turned out pretty good. My physical health is  much  improved and my MS is under control.  I have lost weight and toned up my body, thanks to the  indoor swimming pool that is right across the…
  • Junior Senior and Pot Woes

    20 Dec 2013 | 10:11 am
    Some crows decided to attack my garbage during a snowstorm. The garbage is now  buried under a huge pile of snow. I dread the melt.Here I am at the end of 2013. It's been a year of big changes for me.I retired in April, fixed up my house and sold it in June, then packed up my gear and moved to Miramichi, New Brunswick. I have never been so tired!Now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with my life as a " junior senior" . I think you are classed as a junior from age 55- 70. After that, you're just old.. It's a strange feeling for me to have time on my hands. To know that I can…
  • Tech Fails

    1 Nov 2013 | 7:43 pm
    Here is the Shediac lobster.  In New Brunswick  you can get  lobster really cheap, but milk is nearly double the price I paid in  Ontario.  The rent is  reasonable, but heating oil is very expensive and the only type of heating.  Still, I think I'm way ahead financially and most definitely emotionally.  Haven't updated the old blog in awhile and today just seemed  the right time  to do it. Everything else is a huge fail with  plenty of tech woes!One of those days when things go wrong and nothing seems to work. I won't bore…
  • Atlantic Airshow

    29 Aug 2013 | 6:35 pm
    Here's one of the members of the Sky Hawks team, performing at the Atlantic Airshow, which was right in my backyard. The retirement community I live in was formerly Chatham Air Force Base. The runway still operates as part of the Miramichi airport and that's where they held the Airshow this year. Kind of cool to be able to just cross the road and go see  it.And here I am getting   autographs from a few more Sky Hawks.Ah to be twenty again! Not really, because then I wouldn't be able to live in what I think is one of the best retirement places ever! I'm quitting now because…
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    A Short in the Cord

  • Time to "Weigh In" on the MS Diet Discussion

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The MS Connection Blog recently posted from 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS conference about a lecture that certain diets have shown to make no difference when it comes to developing MS.  Go to their post at "Is diet a risk factor for MS" Now that an MS diet has risen to the attention of such a large collection of Multiple Sclerosis experts from all over the world, I decided to share my thoughts.Over the years, I've listened to people insisting that there must be a diet (way of eating) for MS.  I have heard people claim that they've cured their MS or significantly reduced their…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    4 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    On this fourth of July, 2014, I'm sending up a flare of hope that we will soon declare independence from Multiple Sclerosis.  Be safe and well this holiday!
  • And They're Off!

    15 Jun 2014 | 10:20 am
    Fledgling Eastern BluebirdThe Eastern Bluebirds began leaving the nest box one-by-one this morning.  It takes a lot of courage to leave the warmth and protection of the home where you were born, then to squeeze out of a tiny hole and leap into the brightness and hope instinct kicks in and you fly into the big world.  We are still talking about the Bluebirds, right?  Back to HOME page
  • Fledge Watch

    14 Jun 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Although I don't blog much (I'll probably post the reason why in the future), I still remember that some of you love the bird posts.  Status update:Mama and Papa watching over the nestWe have five baby Eastern Bluebirds in our backyard nestbox about to fledge.  Just like any grandparent (or so I've been told), I love to show off baby pictures.  These photos were obtained carefully, using the protocols outlined in Cornell's Nestwatch Citizen Science Project, which is why they are a little fuzzy.  I didn't stay long enough to ensure focus or composition, just wanted to check…
  • Thank You, Healthline, For Selecting Mine as One of the Best MS Blogs for 2014

    30 May 2014 | 11:51 am
    HealthlineThank you, Healthline.com, for selecting A Short in the Cord as one of the Best MS Blogs of 2014.   I'm flattered by the description:"Joan Wheeler is the woman behind A Short in the CordShe was diagnosed with MS 27 years ago, and her blog chronicles her experiences with relapsing-remitting MS. Wheeler recognizes the challenges that come with living with MS, but also maintains that staying active and aware is key to health.Wheeler is a disability awareness advocate, and she’s captain of the MS Walk Team Wheeler’s Wobblers. Their tagline is “Wheelers wobble but don’t…
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  • Fingolimod (Gilneya) and disease activity

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Reanalysis of previous trials show that taking fingolimod were four times more likely than those on placebo to show no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) as those on. NEDA defined as absence of relapses, no MRI lesions, no increase in brain volume loss and no disability progression. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. Novartis press release Fingolimod (Gilneya) - A to Z of MS
  • Progressive MS Alliance grants

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The international group supporting and promoting research into progressive MS has announced the first 22 studies that will get funding. Work in the UK will include studies in London, Cambridge, Plymouth and Edinburgh. PR Newswire Progressive MS - A to Z of MS
  • Peginterferon 1a (Plegridy) over two years

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Peginterferon 1a (Plegridy) over two years Reanalysis of previous trial results show people treated with peginterferon 1a over two years had a higher chance of no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) than those who had been in the placebo arm for the first year of the trials. NEDA defined as absence of clinical and MRI disease activity. The rate of progression for those who did progress was slower for the group that had been treated over two years. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. Biogen Idec press release Peginterferon 1a (Plegridy) - A to Z of MS
  • Autologous mesenchymal stem cells

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A small phase 1 safety study found that injecting people with their own stem cells was safe. Although not studying any therapeutic effect, the researchers report some small improvements that justify further research. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. MedPage Today Stem cells - A to Z of MS
  • Cognition and brain training

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A small Italian study found that people who used a brain training computer game for half an hour a day over eight weeks did better on cognition scores than a control group. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. Internal Medicine News Cognition and cognitive symptoms - A to Z of MS
 
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  • Atlantic Lions prepare for the toughest rowing race on earth

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In December 2015 four friends who met at the University of Birmingham are going to attempt to row across the Atlantic in aid of the MS Trust. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean and has been dubbed the 'toughest rowing race on earth'.
  • Communication between people with MS and neurologists

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Neurologists tend to underestimate people's discomfort in talking about common MS symptoms and overestimate difficulty in discussing more sensitive issues according to a new survey.
  • New research into progressive MS

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Progressive MS Alliance - a group set up to coordinate global research into progressive MS - has announced the first 22 studies that will receive funding. This includes work in the UK in London, Cambridge, Plymouth and Edinburgh.
  • Treating MS: Study day for people affected by MS, 26 September, Twickenham

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    People with MS are invited to attend the Imperial College MS study day on 26 September at Twickenham Stadium. The event is being run by the MS team based at Charing Cross Hospital.
  • Potential new way to treat MS

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Recent laboratory research carried out by scientists at the University of Bristol has provided encouraging evidence that MS could be treated by retraining the immune system so that it doesn't attack myelin.
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  • Clouds come floating in

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” - Rabindranath TagoreI just love this quote because it serves as a great reminder that, yes, the clouds will roll in, bringing in the darkness that MS sometimes carries, yet, somehow, through the storm, there is something good and positive to look for. Dwelling on all of the bad stuff that may come with an MS diagnosis will really drive us crazy as we chant “why me, why me.” Some things are not meant to be understood and we should try to move on. I do this by focusing on…
  • What does an MSer need to know about financial stability? A lot

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    I was just made aware of an upcoming financial webinar series, "Financial Wellness Webinar Series", designed by the National Disability Institute, for those of us living with Multiple Sclerosis. This looks like a great resource with a focus on taxes, employment, social security and credit. No doubt we can all use financial advice from time to time and this is a great way to learn more about planning and maintaining financial stability. Did you know that a lot of MSers do not plan for our financial future? Based on a 2011 online survey of 3,000 MSers, 67% reported that their…
  • Working It Out

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hello, hello! Below is another great video from our friends over at Shift.ms that talks about the challenges of MS in the workplace. They put together a great list of tips, too. Have a watch.Take care!Christie
  • Follow my blog with Bloglovin

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Good day all. I'm just playing around with this post as I just joined the Bloglovin community. Pay no mind unless you'd like to leave word and say 'hello, hello'. Hugs and hope y'all are feeling okay, as okay as it is possible. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  • Without you is something I cannot imagine

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hand Heart(c) Claire Louise at www.puppyfat.comDear Friends,Today is National Friendship Day and I want to celebrate you as I truly value our relationship. You are all important to me as we navigate, together, the journey of living with this intense neurological disease, Multiple Sclerosis. This blog started off as I place for me to express the emotions and feelings that came up for me during this “new normal”, as a sort of cathartic process. Turns out, I made a lot of new friends along the way, ones for whom I am truly grateful. So, thank you! Thank you for the love, support…
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  • Supplements, My Supplements

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Arabic herbal medicine guidebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Using natural supplements to help treat MS is always a topic of much interest amongst patients. In the face of the sometimes daunting side effect profiles of the pharmaceutical drugs approved to combat the disease, the use of herbs and other natural substances, widely perceived as being more benign than the immunosuppressant/immunomodulating pharmaceutical products, holds great appeal for many dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. MS research headlines regularly trumpet one natural remedy or another as having been discovered to slay or at…
  • The Problem with Progression, Revisited

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    English: Cropped version of :Image:Domino effect.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The good folks who administer the website MultipleSclerosis.net (click here) and I have reached an agreement to publish 20 essays from the Wheelchair Kamikaze archives on their site. MS.net is a wonderful resource for MS patients and those who love them, filled with the latest MS news as well as insightful articles and essays by folks dealing with the disease in all its forms. Lots of good stuff there, all of it high-quality. Best as I can figure, the fact that they decided to include some of my essays must be due…
  • Man Bites Dog (or, MS Patient Beats Insurance Company after Stem Cell Transplant, to the Tune of $400,000)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (c) GoGraph / lhfgraphics Oh, the many pleasures of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the physical and psychological toll taken by the disease, MSers also have to deal with a medical establishment that at times seems purposely set up to make being sick as hard as possible. Here in the USA, one of the most infuriating components of that medical establishment is quite often the private health insurance companies, upon whose whims many patients rely on to pay for such superfluous luxuries as vital medications, essential treatments, and indispensable mobility devices. In my 11-year career as a…
  • HSCT – Will This Form of Stem Cell Therapy Soon Become the Standard ofCare for Many MS Patients?

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    English: Cervical spine MRI with enhancement showing multiple sclerosis (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy, now there’s a mouthful. More commonly known by its initials, HSCT, this form of stem cell treatment, first tried on MS patients back in the mid-1990s, is beginning to demand widespread attention from doctors and patients alike. Why? Well, one recent study found that when applied to properly selected patients, nearly 80% showed no sign of multiple sclerosis disease activity five years after treatment (click here). No relapses, no new MS lesions, no disease…
  • Bits and Pieces: Writer's Block Edition (Also: Tecfidera, Crying Jags, the Price of MS Drugs, Underwater Wheelchairs, Asinine Research, and Some Funky Stuff)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    Cover of Gojira [Blu-ray](For those who receive Wheelchair Kamikaze via email, this post contains videos that can be viewed on the Wheelchair Kamikaze website – click here. They're really good videos, so I encourage you to check them out.) I usually start these Bits and Pieces posts with thoughts and/or observations that have been rattling around inside my brain pan for the last several days or weeks, but somehow as I sit down to write this I’m experiencing nary a rattle. Truth be told I've been struggling with some writers block these last few weeks, pretty much for the first time since…
 
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  • Instant Stay at Home Dad

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    I had a seizure that led me to get a brain MRI, a diagnosis of MS, and no driving for six months without a seizure. I have been building houses and remodeling
  • FOR THE LOVE OF DOING IT!

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Oh, I have loved art since I was a child, but I didn't get to start truly exploring my love of art until after I was diagnosed with MS. My MS progressed
  • My (Almost 2 Year) Journey with MS

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    While I initially thought the numbness on the entire left side of my face was a symptom of recent disc problems in my neck, I contacted my Physiotherapist.
  • My Dance

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Everyday is a new dance with my invisible partner MS. Sometimes we flow like the white rapids and others like a hurricane. Waking is for sure the
  • The MS in Me

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The MS In Me: My life is crazy with MS thinking it owns me. It is like a bad dream cause it cannot be seen for its invisibility. You cannot see this is
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  • Everybody Is Different; and So Is Their MS

    msanotherway
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Following the advice from a wonderful book I came across recently for people with MS, I put my feet in a (washing up) bowl of cold water first thing one morning and last thing that same night. The book professed that this was a great way to improve blood circulation – by dipping your feet in cold water for ten […]
  • Health First; Friends and Family Later

    msanotherway
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Friends and family have always been important to me, but this year’s spring clean has also involved filtering out harmful relationships. I am very lucky; most of my friends have been extremely supportive of my decision to treat my MS without the use of steroids or disease modifying drugs. One of these friends is a doctor who prescribes allopathic medicine on a daily basis. […]
  • Slow Down!!!

    msanotherway
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    June? Already??!! We are half way through 2014, and I was asked to reflect on it, but do find it a strange time of year to already be doing so. Usually June is busy, not reflective. By June we are all fixed in our routines, and (in Britain at least) dreaming of the promised sunshine. Thinking back […]
  • Free Books on Alternative Treatment of MS in the UK

    msanotherway
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:28 am
    Overcoming MS (Prof george jelinek) and Recovering from MS – two books I have read and recommend, especially the first one, are being sent to people for free for a limited time only in the UK. All you need to do is write to: omsuk@overcomingms.org Tell them you saw a leaflet about the two above […]
  • Chicken/Wood Pigeon Stir Fry

    msanotherway
    9 Feb 2014 | 6:09 am
    Frying without oil may seem difficult at first, but it can be just as easy and delicious. The following serves one: 50/60g chicken/wood-pigeon, 1/2 leak, 1 carrot, 1/2 onion, slice of squash, lemon/orange/lime, coriander, garlic, salt, pepper, herbs, linseed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed - Chop the carrot and squash into cubes (I usually steam these for five […]
 
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  • I am Jack and I am MSer

    Ami
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Multiple Sclerosis Stories I am Jack and I am 36 years old living in UK. I am multiple sclerosis patient. I was a cricket player before I was diagnosed with MS . I had to change my career and now working as a coach for a local county team in England.  My medication is not covered by the public health system and I can’t afford the medication on my own. But I try to maintain a good quality of life to keep on going. Having multiple sclerosis has changed my life totally. It’s been 11 years that I have diagnosed with this disease and I had to face many issues during my journey of coping with…
  • Relation of Ms and Pregnancy

    Ami
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the neurological disease which is characterized by the demyelination of nerve cells. It further results in damaging different parts of the central nervous system, due to which one may experience different and unusual symptoms. It is the disease that is more prevalent in females than males. When young women are diagnosed with MS, they frequently ask questions which are concerned to their disease of  ms and pregnancy. MS and Pregnancy MS doesn’t affect the women’s fertility or leads to increased number of abortions. Several studies indicated that…
  • MS relation with Cow Milk

    Ami
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease which causes inflammatory demyelination in the central nervous system. It is one of the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults; especially women are more prone to this disease. Although, the etiology of MS is unknown but the evidences suggest for convolution with both genetic and environmental factors. Smoking, infections, Vitamin D deficiency are involved in the environmental factors. Furthermore, dietary habits are also considered as a possible cause of multiple sclerosis. Increased intake of certain food…
  • How to manage MS in children as family

    Ami
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    MS in Children Multiple sclerosis (MS) is mostly common in adults but it is increasingly being diagnosed in children and teenagers as well. Estimation shows that 8,000 to 10,000 children up to 18 years are suffering from multiple sclerosis. It is also believed that 5 to 10 percent of the people with MS, experience their symptoms for the first time before the age of 16. Like other neurological disorders MS is not directly inherited from parents. Children with one parent with MS are suggested to have only 2 % risk of getting multiple sclerosis. This shows that MS is not inherited. Although…
  • Top MS symptoms in men

    Ami
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    MS and Men Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease in women than men but men tend to experience more severe symptoms than women. The reason is still unknown but many studies support this notion that men tend to experience more motor symptoms, and they have to face disabilities in walking, standing, have balance and coordination problems . Therefore, men also have poor prognosis ratio as compare to females. The onset of MS symptoms in men is considered to be in between 20 to 40 years but younger children may also develop MS. At the time of onset or later in their course of Ms disease ,…
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