Multiple Sclerosis

Top 10 Common Myths about MS -- Busted!


We've all heard them...

Multiple sclerosis is a fatal disease

There is no treatment for MS

Everyone with MS ends up in a wheelchair

Multiple sclerosis isn't a physically painful condition

People diagnosed with MS must go on disability

People with MS shouldn’t have children

Multiple sclerosis only affects white people

MS is caused by heavy metals or diet

Natural treatments are "safer" and more effective than prescriptions

MS is easy to diagnose

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich


Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

Lisa serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the MSHealthCentral Facebook page.