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Medication

Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.

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Relationships

When Your Partner Has MS

Multiple sclerosis is a life-altering condition — it's not just going to alter your partner's life, it's going to alter yours, too. However, that doesn't mean it's the end of life and your relationship as you know it. Find ways to be a supportive partner, while keeping your spark alive.

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Awareness

You Can Actually Help Guide Research for MS

Participating in a research study of any new experimental MS therapy is important, but that’s not the only way to get involved in research. You can also get involved by sharing information about yourself and participating in surveys through programs like iConquerMS™, and more.

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Symptoms

Is It MS, or Something Else?

Multiple sclerosis symptoms vary so much that no two people with MS are bound to have the same symptoms. Additionally, MS symptoms mimic dozens of other conditions, so it is important to consider that these symptoms may not be MS at all. Here’s how to know the difference.

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Living With

Top Multiple Sclerosis Articles of 2018

Lisa Emrich features favorite MS articles of 2018 in this comprehensive list.

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Living With

Does Optimism Hurt or Help MS?

Attitude is everything when living with MS. Learn the difference between optimism, pragmatism, and pessimism, and how your attitude can impact MS.

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Profile

7 Celebrities Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Celebrities are able to spread awareness and inspire others living with MS. Here are seven celebrities with MS.

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Travel

Tips to Speed Through Airport Security With MS

Some basic preparations can make any airport-security experience quick and (relatively) stress-free.

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Self Care

Managing Multiple Sclerosis in and Fall and Winter

Tips for handling MS in the cold months, from avoiding slips and falls to wearing proper clothing.

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Living With

Facing Depression and Anxiety With MS

Did you know depression is a symptom of MS? Lisa Emrich shares her experience living with both illnesses and offers insight for navigating through them.