Multiple Sclerosis Posts from 2009
The year 2009 has come to a close and 2010 will be here soon!! As we prepare to usher in the New Year, let’s first look at some of the great places we’ve been during the past year. Please enjoy this round-up of topics which have been discussed throughout the year.
Before the MS Diagnosis:
- Beginner's Guide to MS: Do I Have MS? What Does It Take To Get Diagnosed with MS?
- Beginner’s Guide to MS: Consulting with a Neurologist
- Are You in Limbo? Here is What to Ask and Tell Your Doctor
- The Neurological Exam: What do they do and what are they looking for?
- What It's Like to Have an MRI
- Beginner's Guide to MS: What is a Lesion?
- Diagnosing MS: The EMG Test
- What It's Like to Have an EEG
- Beginner's Guide to MS: What is My Prognosis?
- Beginner's Guide to MS: What Will Tomorrow Bring?
- Multiple Sclerosis? What Type Are You?
- New to the Game?
- Beginner's Guide to MS: To the Caregiver and the MS Patient
- Beginner’s Guide to MS: The Impact of MS on Your Children
Coping with MS:
- Quality of Life for MS Patients: Is it Health-Related?
- Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Disease
- Living, Learning, Coping
- The Language of MS
Finances and MS:
- Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Economic and Public Policy View
- Living With Multiple Sclerosis: The Cost of Chronic Illness
- Financial Assistance for Your Multiple Sclerosis Medications
- Financial Assistance for Other MS-Related Needs
- Guide for Uninsured Multiple Sclerosis Patients
- Money Matters when you have Multiple Sclerosis
- Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Role of Disease-Modifying Treatments
- Taking Copaxone to Treat My MS
- Why I am deciding to wait to take the MS medications
- MS Central Question of the Week: Switching Medications
MS Relapses and Pseudoexacerbations:
- How to Manage Multiple Sclerosis Relapse: The Use of Solumedrol
- Multiple Sclerosis Relapse or Pseudoexacerbation? Part One
- Multiple Sclerosis Relapse or Pseudoexacerbation? Part Two
- Bouncing Around: Doctors and Eyes
Diet and MS:
- MS and Diet: Should you eat low-fat to treat your MS?
- MS and Diet: Swank Diet, McDougall Program, and Taking Control of Multiple Sclerosis
- MS and Diet: Best Bet Diet and MS Recovery Diet
Exercise and MS:
- Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Impact of Comprehensive Rehabilitation
- Can you exercise if you have Multiple Sclerosis? Yes you can!
- Mii Too!
- What is the MS Community Saying about Exercise?
- My First Yoga Class after my MS Diagnosis
Symptom Management and MS:
- How to Manage MS-Related Fatigue
- Taking Provigil for MS-Related Fatigue
- How to Manage MS-Related Spasticity
- Taking Baclofen and Stretching for MS-Related Spasticity
- How to Manage MS-Related Bladder Dysfunction
- How to Manage MS-Related Bowel Dysfunction
- Foods that can help with Bowel, Bladder, and Fatigue Symptoms of MS
- "I'm not drunk, I just have MS!" Slurred speech as a symptom of MS
- How to Manage MS-Related Dysarthria (Speech Dysfunction)
Cognitive Function and MS:
- Cognitive Function Fears: MS or Aging?
- Cognitive Function Hot Button
- Beginner's Guide to MS: Cognitive Function, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuropsychology
- Are You Having Cognitive Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
- Techniques for Coping with Cognitive Symptoms of MS
Mental Health and MS:
- Mood Swings, Medication, and Multiple Sclerosis
- Mental Health, Mood, and MS: A Fresh Look
- Mental Health and MS: Depression Symptoms
- Mental Health and MS: Depression Causes
- Mental Health and MS: Depression Treatments
- Positive Steps to Take When You are Stressed and Depressed
- Mental Health and MS: Anxiety Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis: Psychosomatic, Neurologic, Mood Disorder, or Personality?
- Laughing or crying for no reason? It may be your MS
Sex and MS:
- Sexual Dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis
- Sexual Dysfunction in Men Living with Multiple Sclerosis
- Sexual Dysfunction in Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis
- Secondary Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
- Sexuality, Intimacy, and Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple Sclerosis: Sex Toys, Tips and Tools
Pain and MS:
- Pain and MS
- Pain and MS: Neuropathic Pain
- The "MS Hug" Demystified
- Pain and MS: Musculoskeletal Pain
- Pain and MS: Tertiary Pain
- Pain and MS: MS Plus
- Pain and MS: Treatment
- Pain and MS: Alternative Therapies
- Pain and MS: Living with Pain
Living with RA Comorbidity:
- "autoimmunies r'us" - A Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rituximab Infusion: My First Experience
Aging with MS:
- Aging with MS
- Aging with MS: The Need for Research
- Aging with MS: Is it Aging or Is It MS?
- Aging with MS: It's All About the Caregiver
- Aging with MS: The Future
- MS Progressive Types: Secondary Progressive
- MS Progressive Types: Primary Progressive and Progressive Relapsing
- MS Progressive Types: Living with Progressive MS
- MS Progressive Types: Treatments
- MS Progressive Types: Research
- MS Progressive Types: The Human Side
- MS Progressive Types: Frequently Asked Questions
- MS Progressive Types: Living with Happiness
Mobility Aids and MS:
- Mobility Aids and MS
- Mobility Aids and MS: Canes
- Mobility Aids and MS: Foot Braces and Crutches
- Mobility Aids and MS: Walkers
- Mobility Aids and MS: The Future of Walking Aids
- Mobility Aids and MS: Wheelchairs
- Mobility Aids and MS: Manual Wheelchairs
- Mobility Aids and MS: Scooters
- Mobility Aids and MS: Power Wheelchairs
- Mobility Aids and MS: Public Transportation and Your Wheelchair
- Mobility Aids and MS: Privately-Owned Transport — Cars and Wheelchairs
- Mobility Aids and MS: Vans and Wheelchairs
- Mobility Aids and MS: Series Wrap Up
MS Organizations and Heroes:
- MS Heroes: Dr. Jean Martin Charcot
- Sylvia Lawry: The National MS Society and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
- MS Heroes: Sylvia Lawry
- Funding MS Research: National MS Society, Myelin Repair Foundation, Nancy Davis Foundation, Montel
- MS Research and Registeries: NARCOMS, Accelerated Cure Project, and Brain Tissue Donation
FDA and MS:
- FDA, Social Media, and Pharmaceutical Advertising
- Report Adverse Events Directly to the FDA MedWatch Program
CCSVI and MS:
- Radical New Theory on the Cause of MS sends some Patients to seek Endovascular Surgery
- Interview with Lew Chapman: MS Patient who had Endovascular Surgery to Treat Symptoms
- Interview with Mark Miller: MS Patient who had Endovascular Surgery for his MS
- A Neurologist's Point of View on the New Research suggesting that MS is a Vascular Disease
On behalf of HealthCentral, I want to personally thank all of our contributors and writers, both current and previous, for making this a great year at MultipleSclerosisCentral.com.
Lisa Emrich, Vicki Bridges, Amy Gurowitz, Diane B. (aka Merely Me), Ann Pietrangelo (aka Mandy Crest), Jim Pietrangelo (aka Jake Crest), Dr. Daniel Kantor, Dr. Kenneth Gross