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MS is a tough and trying condition, only made more difficult by the social issues that accompany the medical and emotional ones. There can be a social stigmatism about MS due to ignorance, where people do not understand or appreciate the invisible and painful effects of the condition. MS may also restrict a person’s ability to interact socially as immobility and fatigue can draw patients out of the workforce and limit their time away from home.

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Emily Blosberg, Community Member, posted Connecting with the Community After An… After being diagnosed with MS, I felt lost. I felt as though I couldn't…

04/16/14

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted MS Awareness Month 2014 and Telling… Each March is MS Awareness Month in the US and March 3-9, 2014, is MS…

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Carrie Lynn commented on Multiple Sclerosis Is Part of a… I am only 26 and have been diagnosed with MS for 2 years now .  I was…

02/15/14

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Mitch commented on MS and Independence: Do You Appreciate… If someone wants to help me, I let them. If they want to open the door…

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