Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cognitive Issues

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Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects cognitive functioning in addition to mobility. Cognitive symptoms of MS include trouble with memory, concentration, and multitasking. Patients often find it difficult to recall words when speaking. MS can cause scarring in parts of the brain that is in charge of processing and storing information. MS patients are also at a greater risk of depression and other mood disorders.

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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.   Saturday morning, I attended an MS…

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KY G commented on Safety, Driving, and Multiple Sclerosis Why is it then that i see apparently "normal folk" drive while texting, using…

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olivejus, Community Member, commented on The Multiple Sclerosis/Migraine… I have suffered from Migraines on and off in my life. I could pretty much tell…

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Adrian, Community Member, posted Trying to hang on Most recently I find myself more and more down .. My MS feels different .. Since trying Copaxone and…

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Lo, Community Member, commented on Stress and MS: The Mind-Body Connection Hi , you are very helpful to all of us affected with MS , iam 24 years old ad…

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