Multiple Sclerosis and Chiropractic Therapy

My regular Chiropractor, Dr. Hawkins was out of town! My back and sides felt like electrical shocks and stabs with every movement that I made! The pain was so intense that my knees buckled and I dropped to the floor in tears every time I tried to walk! I was …

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Service Dog Aids MSer

Service Dogs are Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Assistance Dogs. Any kind of assistance animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the owner  including, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. After Debra’s doctor suggested that a …

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One Less Stress While Living with Multiple Sclerosis

by Mandy Harrell Urinary incontinence is one of those things many people aren’t comfortable talking about. The hush-hush issue is rarely discussed publicly despite its frequency, including an estimated 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis who deal with incontinence on a daily basis. If that’s you, you’re not alone. …

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Heat and MS Do Not Mix!

There is a heat wave in a large portion of the US and Boston is no exception. My MS does not like this one bit! Today is worst of the days so far, being 98 degrees and extremely humid. I must say on these kinds of days, I really do …

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OT Tips to Combat MS Fatigue

by Stephanie Tinney As a clinician I have been taught how to analyze activities, break them down to small segments and reconstruct them through problem solving so that the person can be successful. .   One simple tip to help with fatigue is to simply choose lighter household products. I’m …

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Why MS Fatigue?

As I was doing my hair this morning, my arms were incredibly heavy, I could barely lift them up to finish. It got me wondering exactly why those of us living with MS suffer from more fatigue than others? I Googled it and found some very interesting articles! The National …

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Sometimes MS makes me feel older than my age

by Caroline Kyriakou Since being diagnosed with MS in 2006, there are changes I have had to make to my life. For me, they have been fairly easy to make, but it did take some time to figure out what needed to happen. Mostly the changes have had to do …

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July 2012 Walking Update ~ Get Out of the House

Get out of the house! Get into the fresh air ~ visit with people in real life! I know this opens up a can of worms! Temperature issues Fatigue setbacks Mobility troubles Motivational difficulties Attitude predicaments And the list goes on. All of these issues are opportunities for another post; …

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Weight Loss 4 Wellness Update ~ Depression & Confessions

It’s been over a week now, probably closer to two, that I’ve had a dark cloud over my head following me around. It often comes with a knot in my stomach that aches like I’ve swallowed a bag full of marbles. Do you know that feeling? That’s what my depression feels like. …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Celebrities With MS

Caroline KyriaKou Head Shot

by Caroline Kyriakou Recently it was announced that Jack Osbourne has Multiple Sclerosis.  I am sorry to hear that he has MS, but I am glad that he has shared his diagnosis with the world and is bringing attention to MS. Unfortunately in the media coverage for Jack Osbourne’s diagnosis, …

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