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Multiple Sclerosis

Top 10 Common Myths about MS -- Busted!

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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

@LisaEmrich

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.