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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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.

By Lisa Emrich

Why Participating in an MS Research Study Is Important

Attention MS patients: Anyone taking a medication or following a course of therapy has research to thank. Consider giving back to the body of knowledge.

By Trevis Gleason

Ask the MS Expert: Robert Charlson, M.D.

Assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry Robert Charlson, M.D. answers important questions about multiple sclerosis.

By Stacey Colino

The Flu and MS: Tips to Protect Yourself

Don’t let the flu throw your MS into hyperdrive. Reduce your risk of illness and know how to fight off influenza this season with these tips.

By Lisa Emrich

9 Ways to Find Support for MS in Rural Communities

Living in a rural area may make finding care and support more difficult. Try these resources to help you through your MS journey.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Comorbidity and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Living with MS is hard. Having additional conditions, or comorbidity, makes it even harder. Identify some comorbid conditions and find out what you can do to protect your health.

By Lisa Emrich

Letter to Neurologists from an MS patient

Jackie Zimmerman articulates what MS patients need from their neurologists at the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment, and shares lessons learned.

By Jackie Zimmerman

6 Yoga Poses to Help With MS

Learn about six yoga poses that help ease symptoms of MS and build physical and emotional resilience. Favorites include child’s pose and cat and cow pose.

By Lisa Emrich

Drug for Progressive MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trials

Cleveland Clinic researchers led phase 2 clinical trials for an oral medication, ibudilast, that slowed brain shrinkage in people with progressive multiple sclerosis by 48 percent.

By Rose Pike

8 Tips for Surviving an MRI

Knock, knock, tap, tap, buzz, buzz. No one enjoys an MRI, and yet they are an important part of disease monitoring with MS. Here are eight tips to make them more tolerable.

By Lisa Emrich

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.