Thursday, April 24, 2014

Health Guides


Steve, Health Guide

52 year old male now an active triathlete

Multiple Sclerosis and the Power of Positive Thinking

I know the title of this SharePost seems a bit clichéd, but if you have read any of my previous articles then you will know how important optimism and a positive sense of control is in the overall portfolio of remedies for MS that I employ.    Let me share with you an experience I had this summer that may seem a bit difficult to... Read moreChevron
Merely Me

Merely Me, Health Guide

I am a mother, a writer, and now an MS patient

Full Circle

As I write this I am thinking about the first time I posted on this site.  I had MS for a little over a year and was writing about my experiences on my personal blog. I was so grateful for the help and information I had received that I wanted to give back.  And my writing was a way to do that.  I joined Health Central in the late... Read moreChevron
Mandy Crest

Mandy Crest, Health Guide


The "MS Hug" Demystified

Suddenly you feel an intense tightening around your chest, along with pain and a burning sensation. You clutch your chest, awash in fear.   If you have never had this experience before, you wonder... is this a heart attack... a panic attack... an asthma attack... and you will definitely want to contact your physician.   But if you... Read moreChevron
Jake Crest

Jake Crest, Health Guide

Caregiver and Blogger

Coping with a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis in your Twenties

"Can we talk for a moment?" he asked while waving to me over our backyard fence. I like this guy, a lot. He's quite a bit older than me, but fit as a fiddle. One of those guys who, when you look at him, you cross your fingers and silently hope that you look and feel as good when you're that age. Dropping my rake, happy for the break, I walk to the... Read moreChevron
Dr.  Gross

Dr. Gross, Health Guide


Putting MS in the Spectrum of Medical Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis can defy logic in its presentation. Alternating complaints of numbness, weakness and dizziness can confuse a host of health providers not to mention the patient suffering through an array of difficulties.At the same time, MS can be quite orderly with a series of monthly very specific neurologic complaints such as numbness in a... Read moreChevron