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  • Multiple sclerosis: a review of current treatments for physicians

    Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    A review of the literature on treating multiple sclerosis (MS) aims to provide physicians with evidence-based information on the latest treatments for this chronic disease.
  • Multiple sclerosis: Review of current treatments for physicians

    Multiple Sclerosis Research News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    A review of the literature on treating multiple sclerosis aims to provide physicians with evidence-based information on the latest treatments for this chronic disease. The article looks at the latest pharmacologic research as well as disease-modifying agents and the benefits and risks of various treatments.
  • Harvard neuroscientists present new view of myelin

    MS-UK Latest MS News
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.Myelin, the electrical insulating material long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new work lead by Professor Paola Arlotta of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, in collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology......
  • #HealthTalk: Living Well With MS — Hosted by Drs. Sanjay Gupta and Robert Fox

    Life With Multiple Sclerosis
    Trevis Gleason
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    *It’s time for another Twitter chat about living with MS. Drs. Sanjay Gupta and Robert Fox join us this time* Tomorrow – Wednesday, April 23rd  at 1 pm ET – Everyday Health will be hosting another Twitter chat about living with MS. “Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis” will feature Dr Sanjay Gupta, MD, of Everyday Health and Robert Fox, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic. The chat promises that we’ll: “Get tips to better manage multiple sclerosis and advice for loved ones with family members living with the disease.” As a guest on these chats in the past, I can tell you that…
  • US Supreme court declines to block Copaxone ruling

    MS-UK Latest MS News
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's bestselling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.The decision is a victory for rivals challenging the patents of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., maker of the drug Copaxone...
 
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  • Multiple sclerosis: Review of current treatments for physicians

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    A review of the literature on treating multiple sclerosis aims to provide physicians with evidence-based information on the latest treatments for this chronic disease. The article looks at the latest pharmacologic research as well as disease-modifying agents and the benefits and risks of various treatments.
  • New way to enhance nerve growth following injury discovered

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    A mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells as a means to restore connections after injury has been uncovered by scientists who have discovered a key molecule that directly regulates nerve cell growth in the damaged nervous system. "We made the surprising discovery that a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb) is present in adult neurons," explains the lead researcher. "This protein appears to normally act as a brake -- preventing nerve growth."
  • Mode of action of new multiple sclerosis drug discovered

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dimethyl fumarate inhibits inflammatory cell infiltration of the central nervous system through the blockade of a specific receptor, a study concludes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that affects nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord by damaging their protective myelin sheath. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown and the disease has no cure to date, but a range of treatments are available that can have a positive influence on its course.
  • Natalizumab treatment in patients with MS associated with JC virus infection

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Treatment with natalizumab in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears linked with JC virus (JCV) infection, which can lead to a rare and often fatal demyelinating disease of the central nervous system called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) that destroys the myelin that protects nerve cells. The movement of cells with JC virus into the blood stream may provide researchers with a possible reason why patients with MS develop PML.
  • Medical marijuana may ease some MS; Little evidence for other complementary or alternative therapies

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:12 pm
    A new guideline suggests that there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine therapies (CAM) treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the guideline states the CAM therapies oral cannabis, or medical marijuana pills, and oral medical marijuana spray may ease patients’ reported symptoms of spasticity, pain related to spasticity and frequent urination in multiple sclerosis (MS). The guideline states that there is not enough evidence to show whether smoking marijuana is helpful in treating MS symptoms.
 
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  • New MS drug delivery device focuses on easy, user-friendly design

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    UK-based product development and consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants, in association with Swiss pharma giants Novartis and medical device manufacturers Owen Mumford, have introduced a new injective drug delivery system for the subcutaneous administration of drugs (e.g.: interferon beta-1b) in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), known as the ExtaviPro® 30G auto-injector......
  • Harvard neuroscientists present new view of myelin

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.Myelin, the electrical insulating material long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new work lead by Professor Paola Arlotta of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, in collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology......
  • Could an asthma drug reduce the risk of MS?

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    Beta2-adrenergic agonist use and the risk of multiple sclerosis: a total population-based case-control study....
  • US Supreme court declines to block Copaxone ruling

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's bestselling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.The decision is a victory for rivals challenging the patents of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., maker of the drug Copaxone...
  • Sexual dysfunction: An overlooked side effect of MS

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    More common than anyone suspects, the unspoken issue of sexual dysfunction affects more than half of the MS population.Researchers delved into the private lives of men with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a recent study and discovered that sexual dysfunction is a common MS complication. Although it’s a topic patients may be reluctant to discuss with their neurologists, they should be aware that intimacy problems are often treatable.....
 
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  • Fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis Society

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    CAFFEINE BOOST: The Hambleton and Richmondshire branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold a coffee morning with stalls on Saturday (April 26), from 9.30am to noon at Scorton War Memorial Institute. Visitors are invited to bring home-made jam Swiss rolls to be judged.
  • Biogen raises forecast as 1Q profit climbs 12 pct

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Biogen Idec raised its forecast for the year as first-quarter net income increased 12 percent, helped by a revenue boost from the multiple sclerosis treatment Tysabri and a product approval. The company's ...
  • Biogen Profit Increases on Multiple Sclerosis Drug Sales

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Biogen Idec Inc. reported first- quarter earnings rose and raised its full-year forecast after sales increased of multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera.
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society walk set for Suisun City

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, will hold its 3rd annual Walk MS on April 26 at the Suisun City Waterfront Plaza.
  • Multiple sclerosis: A review of current treatments for physicians

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    A review of the literature on treating multiple sclerosis aims to provide physicians with evidence-based information on the latest treatments for this chronic disease. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) looks at the latest pharmacologic research as well as disease-modifying agents and the benefits and risks of various treatments.
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  • Sanofi decides to take a second shot on Lemtrada app

    John Carroll
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Sanofi is walking away from any plans to appeal the FDA's emphatic rejection of the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, at least for now. But rather than launching the added trial that the FDA demanded ahead of any possible approval, the company thinks it has a shot at answering the FDA's concerns with a new application.
  • Biogen hits an FDA speed bump with its next-gen MS drug

    Damian Garde
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    The FDA said it needs three more months to consider Biogen Idec's Plegridy, an injectable multiple sclerosis treatment, delaying an expected midyear launch for the company's latest entrant in its blockbuster MS franchise.
  • Teva stands by its MS pill after yet another setback

    Damian Garde
    24 Jan 2014 | 7:55 am
    European regulators recommended against Teva Pharmaceutical's laquinimod, marring the Isreali company's odds of crossing the finish line with its once-promising multiple sclerosis treatment, a drug it hopes can dull the blow of the soon-to-go-generic Copaxone.
  • UPDATED: FDA spurns Sanofi's MS drug Lemtrada on fatally flawed PhIII design

    John Carroll
    30 Dec 2013 | 4:41 am
    Sanofi has been slammed against the regulatory wall at the FDA, picking up a stinging rejection of its multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada with orders to go back to the clinic for a major round of new trial work if the company ever expects to get the drug over the U.S. finish line at some point.
  • UPDATED: Sanofi gets mixed FDA blessing for MS drug Lemtrada

    Damian Garde
    13 Nov 2013 | 2:10 pm
    After a scathing staff review, Sanofi walked away from an FDA panel with mixed messages on its long-delayed multiple sclerosis drug, as agency advisers said the injection wasn't too risky to approve but took issue with the drugmaker's trial design.
 
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  • Marijuana Pills and Spray May Help MS Symptoms

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    With Colorado recently legalizing the use of medical marijuana, people love to ask me if I would use it (I think they really want to know if I am currently using it) for my MS symptoms. They are no doubt disappointed when I tell them that I would definitely use it if I had spasticity or other symptoms, but those aren't my biggest problems. Since my main symptoms are fatigue and cognitive dysfunction, I cannot imagine that pot would do anything but make those worse (but I probably wouldn't care about them as much if I did use some marijuana)....Read Full Post
  • Body Temperature and Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:19 am
    I had no idea that resting body temperature could be different among different groups of people (who did not have an infection, that is). Turns out that it can. In this study, researchers took the temperature and tested 40 healthy controls, 50 people with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and 22 people with secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) for general fatigue, physical fatigue and cognitive fatigue. Here is what they found:...Read Full Post
  • "MS Guilt" and Summer

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    It's getting closer to high season for what I call "MS guilt." That is the guilt that many of us feel when we cannot do everything that we want to and we are convinced that we are disappointing everyone around us....Read Full Post
  • Have you tried biofeedback for MS?

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:14 am
    I'm a huge fan of biofeedback. I cannot imagine how it could cause any harm. Instead, you are gaining control of your ability to manage stress and your response to it - just through your mind. No drugs required....Read Full Post
  • What is the difference between MS pseudobulbar affect and euphoria?

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:09 am
    These symptoms of multiple sclerosis are so interesting and strange. One, pseudobulbar affect, results in uncontrollable laughing or crying with no corresponding situation or emotions. This can be very distressing to the person experiencing the outbursts....Read Full Post
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  • #HealthTalk: Living Well With MS — Hosted by Drs. Sanjay Gupta and Robert Fox

    Trevis Gleason
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    *It’s time for another Twitter chat about living with MS. Drs. Sanjay Gupta and Robert Fox join us this time* Tomorrow – Wednesday, April 23rd  at 1 pm ET – Everyday Health will be hosting another Twitter chat about living with MS. “Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis” will feature Dr Sanjay Gupta, MD, of Everyday Health and Robert Fox, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic. The chat promises that we’ll: “Get tips to better manage multiple sclerosis and advice for loved ones with family members living with the disease.” As a guest on these chats in the past, I can tell you that…
  • April Showers: How’s Your MS Today?

    Trevis Gleason
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Before the rest of the month slips by in a blur of Easter holidays, spring breaks, and garden work — I figured I’d ask our monthly question. In fact, we’ve had a good number of new followers writing comments asking where they can ask a general question.  Along with checking in with ourselves, this blog is the perfect place to pose a question to the group.  It’s also a place to bring up topics for future blogs and to catch yourself nodding along with others’ comments. As for me and my MS, I’m finally back on an even keel after a travel-induced flu.  My strength and stamina are…
  • How Many MS Drugs Do We Really Need?

    Trevis Gleason
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, my MS specializing neurologist handed me a large binder full of information, resources, and a tab for MS drugs.  This was back in the day of the “ABC” drug choice.  So called because there were only three and they started with the letters “A”, “B” and “C.” Soon after, the “R” drug was added to our kit and “ABCR” soon took on the acronym “CRAB.”  That’s when I started to note a change in many people’s attitudes from “We need a drug to treat MS” to “I don’t like what these drugs are doing to me.”…
  • Can We Protect the Unborn From Multiple Sclerosis?

    Trevis Gleason
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    One of the three things people think of as “curing” multiple sclerosis — I call this “A Cure, in Three Acts” — is to prevent the next generation from contracting MS at all.  This is likely the most difficult of the three levels of cure as we don’t yet know what causes the body’s immune system to turn on our myelin. A recent Everyday Health article titled, “6 Ways to Protect Your Baby From MS” has me thinking about this topic again and I’m wondering your thoughts. The things listed as MS preventative are mostly good health choices for any child.  Things like,…
  • Hey Friend, I Have MS, Not the Plague

    Trevis Gleason
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    I think I was feeling better today than I have in weeks. I contracted a nasty bug on my flight home from New York, was knackered from the travel and two 5-hour time changes in four days is tough on any body. Finally, I think I was back to near normal. I had some energy and even got up relatively early. Maybe that’s why it seemed so shocking to the new acquaintance I was conversing with when I said that I have MS. I got That look… Part shock, part pity, half confusion and a sprinkle of “Is it catching?” all crossed my companion’s face in an instant and I could read every one of the…
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    Carnival of MS Bloggers

  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #154

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.Multiple Sclerosis: The First Two Yearsby Valéria at It's complicated.What I remember most about the first two years of MS is the hunger. I remember lying flat on my mattress, hungry. Close your eyes, go back to sleep.I’m hungry.I’m tired. No: I’m decimated. In this game of rock-paper-scissors, tired always wins out over hungry. I close my eyes. I drift in and out of sleep. Four hours pass. I wake up and think: I’m so hungry. Sleep. Eight hours.
  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #153

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:10 am
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.MS and Hope for Life Expectancyby Laura at MultipleSclerosis.netPreface: this entry is about MS and mortality rates and lifespans, which some people  find unsettling to think about; it is a tough topic to consider and even harder to write. Knowing this, you may choose to return to something else to read while I try to make sense of this.Many times over, I have said Multiple Sclerosis usually will not kill us – it can make our lives miserable and set…
  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #152

    6 Feb 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.Special Announcement:Our blogger friend Judy Mercado of Peace on the Journey has published her inspiring and expressive haikus and poems in her new book Peace on the Journey: Poems which is available in paperback and Kindle editions.Editorial Reviews“For those struggling with chronic illness, loss of a loved one, or any major life challenge, the Peace on the Journey poems affirm that one can still choose to smile and resolutely renew life. In facing…
  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #151

    2 Jan 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.The Last 5,256,000 Minutesby Jamie of The Tousled ApostleTen years is kind of a big deal. it’s a marriage that has lasted a decade or an object that stands the test of time, when something makes it to the ten-year mark, it’s worth celebrating. And that’s precisely what I’m doing tonight. Wayne is out playing a gig with the Peachtree Jazz Edition, and I’m relaxing in our beautiful home. A fire is crackling in my living room, Debussy is playing…
  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #150

    5 Dec 2013 | 4:27 pm
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.1,001 Days in the Life of a Happy Turkey StoryFrom Life Well LivedAs I am listening to The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable  by Nassim Nicholas Talebin my car on the way to work this past week, I keep finding myself engrossed in analyzing where I think the logic a novel way to look at the world and where I find the logic lacking.  I can not help it.   Being raised sitting at a dinner table with a physicist questioning…
 
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  • Feeling horrible :-(

    Maggie
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    I feel so bad. I really had no idea that everytyhing would unravel like this.:-( On the plus side, I do ♥ my new gynaecologist. He is so nice, especially compared to the one that I left.The new doc requested a urine sample, which they tested. It was revealed that it contained nitrates and I was prescribed a one-off anti-biotic. Then he phoned me this morning to tell me two things. One, it was safe for me to take cortico-steroids for my MS relapse, and two, my urine sample, which had been cultured, showed bacteria that needed additional anti-biotics. So now I have: an MS relapse that I…
  • Eye problems

    Maggie
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:35 am
    It has been a really tough week, with my eyes being heavily impacted by the MS. My eye muscles are strained and my vision is weak. It sucks and stresses me out. I can’t take corticosteroids. Well, I can, but it would be pretty ill-advised. And I can’t take my usual homeopathic remedy, as it’s not safe during pregnancy. Luckily, it does seem to be getting better (but so s-l-o-w-l-y) I read that a top home remedy for optic neuritis is soya milk, taken at bed-time. I found a good one at Woolworths. Organic Soy Milk, in which the only ingredients are water and organic (hulled)…
  • Feeling somewhat more delighted with life today :-)

    Maggie
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
    I took a good look at the 4D scan that I posted yesterday and had a good chuckle, because Vivienne is wearing her umbilical cord on her head like a hat A girl’s earliest fashion accessory. When I wake up in the morning and see my belly, I think “Oh no, look at the stretch marks that appeared overnight!” Then,on consideration, I realise that they are, in fact, pillow creases And no, I most definitely don’t sleep on my stomach anymore. It’s the pillow that is next to me, lol. This pregnancy has surprised me. What I did expect: At least some of the usual pregnancy…
  • Just a quick update…

    Maggie
    15 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    Felt down today. So happy on the one hand, so blah from the MS on the other. I should be happy that I have no trouble from the pregnancy. No back-ache (yay!), no nausea, no heartburn, no headaches, no stretch marks (although it is early days yet), no erratic mood swings (amazing, considering the MS stress). Very easy-going pregnancy. The MS relapse does seem to be improving. My walking and balance are better. The trouble I had focusing my vision is also better than it was. Alas, my visual accuity has gone down quite significantly, which is terrifying. Mainly in my left eye. I still have very…
  • Belly pics :-)

    Maggie
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:17 am
    I finally created a pregnancy ticker at Lilypie and I am loving it! Check it out on my right-hand side-bar. Then, some overdue belly pics… Belly starting to pick up some momentum  
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    Brass and Ivory: Life with MS & RA

  • Happy Easter!

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Have a glorious day!!Photo Credit: mclcbooks via Compfight cc
  • Life with RRMS: Stubbornness or Denial? When MS Makes a Minor Appearance

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Ok, I admit to a certain level of stubbornness. Last week, I had that nasty episode of spasticity which resolved (see my post "MS Needs to Check My Calendar First" on MultipleSclerosis.net).  During the past 2 weeks or so, I've had on/off bladder issues.  (grumble, grumble).  So this past Monday, I dug through my meds to locate the "emergency" supply of decadron I've had since 2011 and started up a steroid taper. Yesterday, no bladder issues.  Today, no bladder issues.  Whoohoo.  This is nice.Oh, wait.  That means this really does count as a minor relapse, I…
  • Short term memory problem? Or, just a wandering mind?

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    This morning in the middle of my shower I was standing under the shower head with water flowing through my hair.  I checked the back of my ears to see if they were clean.  Once I was satisfied, I reached for my shampoo bottle.Wait.  Had I already washed my air?  I seem to recall squeezing shampoo into the palm of my hand.  So I checked my hair.  The hair itself felt smooth and even, not obviously dirty, but not squeaky either.  (Not that I aim for "squeaky" hair, just clean hair.)So I continued to squeeze shampoo into my hand and proceed to wash my…
  • Carnival of MS Bloggers #154

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a monthly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.Multiple Sclerosis: The First Two Yearsby Valéria at It's complicated.What I remember most about the first two years of MS is the hunger. I remember lying flat on my mattress, hungry. Close your eyes, go back to sleep.I’m hungry.I’m tired. No: I’m decimated. In this game of rock-paper-scissors, tired always wins out over hungry. I close my eyes. I drift in and out of sleep. Four hours pass. I wake up and think: I’m so hungry. Sleep. Eight hours.
  • Is there a recommended diet for RA?

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Often we are asked this question in the RA community.  So I decided to delve into the topic and see what the science reveals. Check out my post at HealthCentral (link below).Read this post in its entirety:Mediterranean-type Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis
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  • We Don't Fall Down Because of Your Support

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team report from the MS Walk Wilmington, 12 April 2014:The weather was beautiful for a stroll along the Wilmington Riverfront, and there were lots of smiling people.  The Wheeler's Wobblers team had about 30 walkers, and raised a new team high of $10,437!Our team motto is "Wheeler's Wobble but we don't fall down, thanks to your support," and this year we had a lot of support from people like you.  THANK YOU!This money goes toward important research for finding a reason for the disease (and then a cure), improved disease modifying therapies, and programs to…
  • Want to Wish Me a Very Happy Birthday?

    24 Mar 2014 | 9:21 am
    In honor of my upcoming 55th birthday (Thursday), please consider making a donation to my Multiple Sclerosis fundraising efforts.  For the fifth year in a row, the Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team will participate in the Wilmington, DE, MS Walk (April 12th) to raise money for research and programs.  Our team's fundraising goal is $5,000.  Ah, the power of five.  I wonder if we can get 5 people to donate $55?To make a tax-deductible contribution via credit card, go to MY WALK PAGE and select "Donate to Joan."  Let me know if you prefer to donate by check, and…
  • Why I Walk

    6 Mar 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Recently, the MS Society asked me about my motivation for participation in the yearly MS Walk fundraisers.  They asked for a quote about “Why I Walk.”At first, I struggled to answer because it was a high-fatigue day and I was barely able to get around the house and I wanted to be left alone.  I didn't have the energy to think about forming a team, doing fundraising, or recruiting walkers.  So really, why DO I organize a team and participate in the MS Walk, especially when every year in post-walk exhaustion I mutter "I'm not doing this again"?Then I looked at the Wheeler’s…
  • Happy MS Awareness Week

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:36 am
    Just in case you didn't know, this is MS Awareness Week.  There, now you are aware!The Delaware Chapter has a week of fundraisers at local restaurants, and today is Ruby Tuesday's day.  If you go anytime today, to any of the Delaware Ruby Tuesday restaurants, and give your server this coupon, RT will donate 20% of your check to the MS cause.  And the Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team gets the credit.I reserved a table at the Bear, Delaware, Ruby Tuesday for 6:00 pm, and you are welcome to join me.  Hope to see you soon. Wobble…
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: MSAA Shares Ways to Show Support This Monday

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Ways to Give Visit mymsaa.org Tweet This What are your plans for this Monday? In 1994, Congress declared the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a day of service.  Twenty years later, Americans all across the country still honor King's memory by engaging in acts of service that benefit their fellow community members. Rather than taking the day off this Monday, January 20th, we're encouraging others to use this day to help improve lives for the multiple sclerosis community in the spirit of service. Short on time or money?You'll find many different ways to help, and not all of them…
 
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  • Volunteering

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Ann Davis, one of the volunteer Games Makers at London 2012, is spreading the legacy of the Games as a leader of the Join In campaign. One of her activities is volunteering to support an MS exercise group in Chelmsford> Daily Telegraph Article on volunteering from Open Door
  • Deep brain stimulation for tremor

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A Hartlepool man with MS has had deep brain stimulation surgery to help with tremor. Daily Mail Hartlepool Mail Tremor - A to Z of MS
  • Finding better ways to track MS progression

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The US MS Outcome Assessments Consortium has met to try and develop better ways to measure the effects of new treatments on progression in MS. National MS Society (USA) Progressive MS - A to Z of MS
  • Visualising MS

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An app has been developed in Australia to allow anyone to visualise and share the experience of multiple sclerosis. It applies visual filters to photos to mimic MS symptoms. Canberra Times MS Awareness Week 28 April - 4 May
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) approved in Scotland

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera, formerly BG-12) as a treatment for people with relapsing remitting MS in Scotland. Daily Record SMC Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) - A to Z of MS
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  • The Wahls Protocol Review

    Jen
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:05 am
    I recently finished The Wahls Protocol, a diet and lifestyle book for treating autoimmune conditions. The author, Dr. Terry Wahls, was able to go from a state of progressive multiple sclerosis to a state of significant remission (enabling her to resume physical activity and bicycle many miles). I definitely appreciate that she is a medical doctor (M.D.) and that she embraces alternative approaches to treating disease.   The book presents variations of a “Wahls” diet, giving readers three levels of commitment. The diet has some of the elements of a Paleo lifestyle, including…
  • Can Diet and Exercise Improve MS?

    Jen
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:06 am
    So I’m about to start a new book pertaining to MS and better health: The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, MD. I hafta admit that I’m skeptical about anyone claiming to cure their own multiple sclerosis, especially through diet and exercise alone. However, I’m always open to better eating habits and exercise ideas. This woman apparently was wheelchair-bound and through her own research found a way to recover from autoimmune disease. She can now bicycle many miles….There seems to be a correlation with the Paleo diet, which touts eating more like our ancient ancestors and…
  • MS Relapse

    Jen
    25 Feb 2014 | 1:03 pm
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  • Quick MS Update!

    Jen
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Hi there!   I’ve been outta the loop recently because of graduate school demands, but my academic portion of the program is over so I can spend more time concentrating on this website and my MS journey (thank you if you still find yourself coming to this site– I appreciate the continued interest). I am currently having an acute multiple sclerosis attack, unfortunately, and I’m trying to hash out things for my final Master of Social Work practicum. Yes, once again fitting MS into my life, but I haven’t had a new attack– to my own knowledge– in about…
  • MS and 15 Years In

    Jen
    12 Aug 2013 | 10:47 am
    So I’m trying to be a little more consistent with posting, but again— this graduate program IS KILLING ME. It’s a ton of writing because it’s distance education. Lots of posting and commenting on others’ posts. YIKES. But I think the end result will be well worth it. I’ll be done in about a year: end of August, 2014. And speaking of time, I need to commemorate the 15 year anniversary of my first multiple sclerosis symptom. Not the anniversary of my diagnosis. (I think that occurred, FINALLY, in 2005?) 15 years in and I’m still pretty mobile, although…
 
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    Wheelchair Kamikaze

  • Suspended

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    A reliable staple of science fiction space adventures is the concept of “suspended animation”, whereby astronauts traveling to far off galaxies are put into a kind of hibernation during which they don’t age or otherwise feel the effects of their long, perilous journeys. Safe in their suspended animation pods, these fictional voyagers are awakened upon reaching their destination, blissfully unaware of the months, years, or decades that have passed since they left their home planet. For all they know, while they were in suspension the world they left may have changed radically, or may no…
  • 11 Years Gimpy and the Lessons Learned, Part Two

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Caduceus Symbol - Medical Symbol MD (Photo credit: wcm1111) Last month I “celebrated” the 11th anniversary of my MS diagnosis with part one of Lessons Learned (click here), which looked at some of the insights my grappling with the disease had revealed about life, both the one lived inside my head and the kaleidoscopic swirl of the world around me. Along with the expected liberal dose of anguish, the disease has also brought with it some unexpected flashes of understanding, and maybe even something akin to a bit of wisdom. Not to say that I’ve got much of anything figured out, but I…
  • Bits and Pieces: Can’t Please Everyone Edition (Also, MS and: Statin Drugs, Ancient Viruses, Obesity, and Contraception; Thank Your Doctor, and an MS Photo App!)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:34 pm
    For those readers who receive Wheelchair Kamikaze via email, this post contains videos that can only be viewed on the blog website (click here). In my meanderings around the MS Internet, poking my nose into both highly trafficked spots and those more obscure, I occasionally find references to individual Wheelchair Kamikaze posts or to the blog in general. Usually these mentions are quite complementary, and upon reading them I sit before my screen blushing like a young man who just vomited at his boss’s table during the office Christmas party (um, not that I would have any firsthand…
  • Pioneering MS Stem Cell Trial Needs Your Help!

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
    I've very rarely used Wheelchair Kamikaze to directly appeal for charitable donations to help any individual research project, as I've always been extremely wary of abusing the trust that's been built up between me and my readers. Very recently, though, I've been alerted to a cause that I feel is so fundamentally worthwhile that I decided to devote this entire essay to making such an appeal. It is my most fervent desire to see crippling neurologic diseases wiped from the face of the planet, and to put the nightmarish world of such diseases firmly in the realm of history. There is a…
  • 11 Years Gimpy and the Lessons Learned, Part One

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:05 pm
    March 9, 2003 was a typical late winter’s day in New York City. The temperature was about 30°F, but the sun shone brightly, and in the late afternoon, feeling a little bored and just wanting to get some fresh air, I decided to take my furry pal Stella the Labrador Retriever for a nice long walk. We made our way to a bike path that runs along the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan and headed north, our ultimate destination the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a structure which was completed in 1902 and is dedicated to the soldiers and sailors who served in the Union Army during the…
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    Life in Spite of MS Blog

  • Challenges of Love

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    Challenges of Love: Book 1, A Contemporary Romance Novella about two people who face challenges, in this case MS and blindness, yet still fall in love.
  • She is Beautiful

    8 Feb 2014 | 10:45 am
    She is beautiful She is beautiful, My gentle, caring girl, She comes out of her home, And comes to sit next to me in my car, Hat on, gloves on, And
  • When Life Gives You Challenges

    6 Feb 2014 | 1:46 pm
    When Life Gives You Challenges, Write a Poem - Books 1 & 2, are now available on Amazon! The poetry from our site has now been compiled into an ebook for your reading pleasure. Get your copy today!
  • When Life Gives You Challenges Write a Poem

    6 Feb 2014 | 9:39 am
    New eBooks! We finally did it! All of the poems on our poetry page are now in ebook form - When Life Gives You Challenges, Write a Poem: Books 1 & 2 are available now. Get your copies today! The first introductory Free Promo Day is February 7th. After you get your copies, tell your family and friends about them, as well. And leave a review to get the word out to others who will benefit from these inspirational ebooks. Poems by MSers for MSers and the People Who Love Them.
  • Home Modifications

    23 Jan 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I was diagnosed Nov 2012 and have quickly progressed to a wheelchair full time. We were not prepared for this and have no insurance. I have applied for
 
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