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Top Multiple Sclerosis Articles of 2018

Lisa Emrich features favorite MS articles of 2018 in this comprehensive list.

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Is MS Different for a Man Than a Woman?

When first diagnosed, patient expert Trevis L Gleason thought about his minority status as a man with multiple sclerosis. He doesn’t think about it that way now.

Doctor explaining diagnosis to a patient.

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.

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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.

Patient getting an MRI.

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.

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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.

Woman with service dog.

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.

Daydreaming woman.

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.

Young black woman at cafe using laptop researching CIS.

What Is Clinically Isolated Syndrome?

When someone experiences only one episode of MS-like symptoms, it is known as clinically isolated syndrome. Here’s how it is – and isn’t – like other forms of the disease.

Depressed young woman on park bench.

Why I Felt So Alone After My MS Diagnosis

When Jackie Zimmerman was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she was the only person in her world with a chronic condition. Then she found a support network.