Latest by Lisa Emrich

The MS Hug and Different Types of MS Pain

The MS hug isn’t what you think. It's a painful, banding sensation around the torso. Learn about the MS hug and other kinds of pain associated with MS.

The Benefits of Music for MS

Learn how music can help address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of persons with MS and how music therapy is used in neurology.

Four MS Infusion Options and How to Prepare for Them

Learn about the four main infusion therapies available for MS today – the course of treatment and what you need to know on infusion day.

Living With MS: Survival Tips for Your Big Event

True: There is no getting rid of your MS for a big event. False: It’s impossible to enjoy yourself. Follow these tips to go to your event with confidence and have fun.

Stay Safe and Have Fun by the Pool With MS

Don’t let your MS stand in the way of summertime fun by the pool. Use these safety precautions and pool exercises to relax, get stronger, and enjoy the season.

How I Rebuilt My Self-Confidence After an MS Diagnosis

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.

The Complex Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 Consequences of Taking Antibiotics and Methotrexate at The Same Time

It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.

What Ways Can You Reduce Sensory Overload With MS?

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.

Can Folic Acid be The Cure to Your Methotrexate Side Effects?

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...