Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA, founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers, and MS ambassador for Health Central. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.
An MS diagnosis can easily steal your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective and actions, it can also feed your sense of self. Read the insight of someone who has been there.
People who have RA can experience any of a number of oral problems including dry mouth (xerostomia), methotrexate-induced mouth ulcers, temporomandibular disorders such as TMJ, infection, and periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis).
The world can be filled with challenging environments. Sometimes it’s enough to make you feel sick, dizzy, in pain, confused, or exhausted. Here are some tips for reducing sensory overload.
In the world of rheumatoid arthritis, the subject of folic acid is forever tied to methotrexate. A discussion of one is incomplete without the other. This is because folic acid is said to aid against the side effects of methotrexate. But does it work...
When you think of rheumatoid arthritis, you might picture swollen joints, stiffness, pain, deformity, and a lifetime of medications and doctors’ visits. Do you ever think of sex?
Have a friend with a serious condition, but you are at a loss of what you can do to help? Here are suggestions from members of the MS community.