I have had MS for 25+ years and am a trained Peer Resource for Shared Solutions for Copaxone. I am a recent graduate of the Alfus Patient Advocate Certificate Program from The University of Miami. My mission is to "pay it forward" by helping others with MS and other autoimmune diseases.
It’s happening again. The frantic, panicky, overwhelming feeling that visits me every December. Shopping, planning, scheduling, writing, decorating, feeding, mailing, walking, fixing, cleaning – all activities associated with the holiday season.
I celebrate Hanukah – cooking, cleaning, buying, decorating,... Read more
Tremor, or uncontrolled shaking, is a highly disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis which is often associated with a more advanced disease course. Tremor, an involuntary, rhythmic, muscle movement caused by repetitive contraction and relaxation of paired muscle groups, has long been recognized as a feature of MS. The French... Read more
MS is an autoimmune disorder—that much is known. But beyond that, theories abound about the true causes of the condition, ranging from vitamin D deficiency to cerebrospinal insufficiency. Some ideas have been debunked, while others are still being investigated.
The most recent theory involves the leakage of a... Read more
Do you Facebook? Sounds like a silly question right? It seems like most everyone uses the social media site to stay in touch with friends and family. Heck, I graduated from high school 20 years ago, and even my 10th grade English teacher found me and now we are “friends.” Really, that is pretty cool.
I enjoy catching up on the... Read more