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Pain and MS

Is MS painless? When I was first diagnosed with MS, it was common for the MS literature to refer to it as a painless disease. I was dealing with a new diagnosis of a disease I did not yet understand and was wondering what else was wrong with me. Arti...

MS Progressive Types: Frequently Asked Questions

This series of articles about Progressive MS has a lot of information, and not all of it is easy to read or understand. Perhaps a good way to review the subject is to cover some of the frequently asked questions. How do I know if my MS is a Progressi...

MS Progressive Types: Primary Progressive and Progressive Relapsing

Let’s continue looking at characteristics of Progressive MS. I already talked about the different types of MS and focused specifically on Secondary Progressive. As this series continues, I will discuss research and clinical trials, medications, “a da...

MS Progressive Types: Secondary Progressive

Secondary Progressive MS is the advanced course of Relapsing/Remitting MS. I recently talked about the different types of MS. Now I am looking at the characteristics of Progressive MS. As this series continues, I will discuss research and clinical tr...

Multiple Sclerosis? What Type Are You?

Rose is a rose is a rose." ~ Gertrude Stein A rose is a rose, but can we say MS is MS? After all, MS affects the autoimmune central nervous system of every person who has MS. But after that it gets a bit murky. Just as a rose is identified by ch...