Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and central nervous system (spinal chord). The inflammation caused by the autoimmune response damages nerves, which causes a response in many areas of the body. In this section, we cover managing multiple sclerosis with pregnancy and motherhood.

A Mom with MS: Keep on Moving

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Four years ago, I was at the top of my game.  I was participating in Ironman Triathlon events, getting my master’s degree, and trying to be the best, most organized, never missing a beat, mom and wife possible.  Then, in no time flat, I went from ironman triathlete to woman in a wheelchair. I was tired.  I chalked it up to being a busy mom. 

MS, Two Kids, and an Online Startup

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Back in what seems like another life – before my marriage and the birth of my two children – I was a busy single chick immersed in Manhattan’s social scene.  It was very Sex and the City: running my own business, getting together with friends, and going out almost every night in the quest for love.  In fact, it was such a hectic life style

New Research + Clinical Trials for MS Patients

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the body mistakenly attacks the covering of nerves, which affects the central nervous system.  Symptoms may be mild, but at its worst, multiple sclerosis can negatively impact a person’s ability to walk, talk, see and eat.  While there is currently no cure, there are many therapeutic avenues available to doctors and their patients. Are there any research

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: What Does It Mean?

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS – brain, spinal cord, optic nerves).  The central pathology (cause of problem) involves the long arms of nerve cells (axons) losing their outside wrapping (myelin sheath), which greatly affects conduction of nerve impulses. As a result, patients often, though not always, experience a relapsing-remitting course of neurological problems – from mild to

The Personal Story of a Mom of Twins Diagnosed with M.S.

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In 2006 when my twins were five months old, I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (M.S.). I was/am still able to drive and that was great. Then in 2008, the epilepsy from my childhood returned. I have read that epilepsy can be a symptom of M.S. I receive M.S. newsletters every month and I research on how to heal myself since my neurologist only

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