Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: MS Heat Intolerance

Now that we’re heading into the hot summer months in most parts of the United States, I want to talk about why multiple sclerosis symptoms worsen in the summer heat! First described by Wilhelm Uhthoff in 1890 the temporary worsening of vision and other neurologic symptoms when the body is …

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Pseudo-Exacerbations in MS: Grounded in Reality

By Ann Pietrangelo, Care 2 make a difference The word “pseudo” can be very misleading. The dictionary defines pseudo as “pretend; false or spurious; fake, artificial, sham; not actually, but having the appearance of.” In the case of MS, you can disregard the words pretend, false, spurious, fake, artificial, and …

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Repair MS ~ March 1, 2012 ~ Pseudo Exacerbation

I honestly was having the time of my life!!! I’ve obviously gotten quite used to being taken care of! Listen to what my travels for my wonderful mini-family reunion looked like and you’ll see why my vacation started the quest for information about Pseudo Exacerbations!   I never in a …

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Bladder Control Problems and MS

WebMD is a very valuable resource for those suffering with bladder control problems. Personally, incontinence is one of the first and most embarrassing afflictions of my entire MS experience. I learned that I don’t have to let it keep me down. Amazon has inexpensive products that can be delivered right …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

MedlinePlus shares information about Trigeminal Neuralgia, also called Tic douloureux, TN. “Can you imagine feeling a shock in your face as you brush your teeth or shave? If you have trigeminal neuralgia (TN), you may know exactly what it’s like. You may feel extreme numbness, tingling or burning on a …

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