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Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Lisa Emrich

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.

By Lisa Emrich

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

By Lisa Emrich

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

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

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

Hypersensitivity With MS: The Flips Side of Numbness

Diminished sensation is a common symptom of MS, one that most people recognize. The surprising flip side of that can be hypersensitivity. Learn more about hypersensitivity and MS.

By Trevis Gleason

Stuck Counting Sheep Instead of Sleeping?

It seems that everyone is on a quest to get a good night’s sleep, but when you have MS, it might be an even harder quest to overcome. We get to the root of the problem, so you can get to sleep faster.

By Martin Reed

Mother’s Day When You Can't Have Children

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration — but for those who can’t bear children because of a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis, it can be a struggle.

By Lene Andersen, MSW