Multiple Sclerosis

In-depth information and trending research on multiple sclerosis, patient perspectives, and expert advice on how to manage MS symptoms.

Dear Media: A Real Portrayal of MS, Please

MS is often portrayed in the media as hopeless causes, full of pain and disability. But that’s not the real picture, says Jackie Zimmerman.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Ocrevus Infusion

Before you start your Ocrevus infusion, read Jackie Zimmerman’s tips on what to do before, during, and after. Her experience and insights will ease the process.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Tips for Finding the Right MS Doc

Finding the right MS doc requires asking yourself some important questions. Start with these seven and you’ll be on your way to finding a perfect match.

By Trevis Gleason

Having Difficulty Regulating Body Temperature With MS?

With MS, it can be difficult to get your body temperature just right. You’re too hot or too cold, sweaty or frigid. Understanding this symptom is half the battle.

By Lisa Emrich

Five Types of MS Stress and How to Reduce Them

When it comes to MS stress, there are many colors and variations, including physical, emotional, social, economic, and cognitive. Identifying each type will help you be able to reduce their impact.

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.

By Lisa Emrich

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.

By Lisa Emrich

Researchers Identify Symptoms That Often Precede MS Diagnoses

Research suggests that multiple sclerosis may have a prodrome – that is, a group of early symptoms not considered “classic” manifestations of the disease. Diagnosing and treating MS earlier could help slow or prevent the neurological damage caused by the disease.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Lisa Emrich

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.

By Lisa Emrich

Build Your Very Own MS Resource Library

If you want to stay informed and on top of your multiple sclerosis, consider curating your very own MS library. Start with these suggestions on clinical resources, lifestyle tips, and personal stories.

By Trevis Gleason

Meet the Experts

Lisa Emrich

Patient Expert

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Trevis Gleason

Patient Expert

Award-winning author, chef and blogger, Trevis L. Gleason was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2001.

Jackie Zimmerman

Patient Expert

Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears.

Lisa Emrich

Patient Expert

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.