cognitive issues

Stress and MS: The Mind-Body Connection

Lisa Emrich Health Guide September 19, 2012
  • Stress is not an inherently bad thing, however if you have MS, you know that it can have negative effects. For years, the connection between stress and MS has been accepted by neurologists, neuropsychologists, and patients alike.  I agree that acute stress seems to aggravate my MS symptoms. &nbs...

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  • Cathy
    Health Guide
    Sep. 20, 2012

    Lisa,

     

    Very interesting post, as always.

     

    Those of us with MS know how much stress plays a part in our lives.  We don't always know how much our day-to-day stress affects our MS.  As an example, if my legs starts tingling I wonder if it's stress, the weather or just my ol' MS acting up.

     

    Years ago I learned to try to eliminate negative...

    RHMLucky777

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    Lisa,

     

    Very interesting post, as always.

     

    Those of us with MS know how much stress plays a part in our lives.  We don't always know how much our day-to-day stress affects our MS.  As an example, if my legs starts tingling I wonder if it's stress, the weather or just my ol' MS acting up.

     

    Years ago I learned to try to eliminate negative behaviors that add to my stress, such as worrying about something that may or may not happen.  I also backed away from toxic relationship - that is very important to try to do,  I feel that has helped me enormously.

     

    I look forward to reading Part 2 of your post, Lisa.

     

     

  • Lo
    Lo
    Oct. 11, 2012

    Hi , you are very helpful to all of us affected with MS , iam 24 years old ad Iwas diagnosed 9 years ago....... It began with optic neuritis and I was blind in my right eye and paifuk Ms hugs some lasted for hours that I couldn't breathe at all..... afterwards a lot of symptoms occured like severe umbness and weakess i my hands ad also in my legs , my 4 limbs...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi , you are very helpful to all of us affected with MS , iam 24 years old ad Iwas diagnosed 9 years ago....... It began with optic neuritis and I was blind in my right eye and paifuk Ms hugs some lasted for hours that I couldn't breathe at all..... afterwards a lot of symptoms occured like severe umbness and weakess i my hands ad also in my legs , my 4 limbs are permanetly numb now ad my legs are very very painful , I could't sleep also some dystonia , also uriary incontinence , facial nerve affection............. i tried interferon : betaseron and rebief ... they only made me worse , I take oral prednisolone but nothing relieves my pain ......my legs hurt a lot !!! I realy don't know what to do..... is tysabri a good cure??

  • tellnhelen
    Sep. 19, 2012

    Wow Lisa.  I was there too.  Even asked a question.  Would have liked liked to meet you.  Enjoyed the entire morning.  Helen

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      Sep. 19, 2012
      Aw man!! I wish we had hooked up. Which question was yours? And where did you sit. I was sitting in the front left-hand corner. There seemed to be an extraordinary turnout. Do you know about the annual seminar which occurs this Saturday in Tyson's area? When I return home later this evening, I can give you the RSVP number to call, if you don't know about it....
      RHMLucky777
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      Aw man!! I wish we had hooked up. Which question was yours? And where did you sit. I was sitting in the front left-hand corner. There seemed to be an extraordinary turnout. Do you know about the annual seminar which occurs this Saturday in Tyson's area? When I return home later this evening, I can give you the RSVP number to call, if you don't know about it. The Neurology Center of Fairfax organizes an annual half-day meeting which is often very good. Dr. Quig is speaking again (but on a different subject). I'm planning on going.
    • tellnhelen
      Sep. 20, 2012

      Too bad a can't make that meeting.  I'm going to my nephew's FIRST high school marching band experience. (can u tell I'm excited?)  I hope to meet you face to face one day.

       

      I asked the second question.  Sat the back table looking directly at speaker.  You may not no I'm tall and little grayer than picture.  I was on my walker. ...

      RHMLucky777

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      Too bad a can't make that meeting.  I'm going to my nephew's FIRST high school marching band experience. (can u tell I'm excited?)  I hope to meet you face to face one day.

       

      I asked the second question.  Sat the back table looking directly at speaker.  You may not no I'm tall and little grayer than picture.  I was on my walker.  Geez  maybe another time.  Let us know what they say on Saturday