Changing Seasons for MS

"I don’t know about your feelings, but I am pleased that summer is gone and the heat of the dog days of summer have given way to the cool nights of the fall. The heat this summer was brutal for me, since my multiple sclerosis doesn’t care for hot temperatures, and I spent an incredible amount of time indoors hunkered down in air conditioning. I love fresh air, but not when it is above about 80 degrees and 90 is nearly impossible.."

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Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis

"An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). In a study published today in PLOS Genetics, researchers found mutations in 12 genes believed to be largely responsible for the onset of MS in families with multiple members diagnosed with the disease."

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Living with Fatigue and MS: Take the Survey

"While most people associate MS with mobility issues, fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis due to feeling exhausted from muscle tremors and muscle spasms. It can also be caused by MS-related pain, trouble sleeping or depression. It can be further triggered by heat or humidity. In fact, according to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, roughly 80% of people living with MS have fatigue. MS related fatigue is experienced as a state of being tired—not sleepy, but physically exhausted. And this can have a big impact on daily life, from work to exercise to social activities. As you think about fatigue, we’d love to understand how you manage it as well as other symptoms you experience due to MS. We’d appreciate your responses to a brief 10-minute survey on how you treat your MS."

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The Brain & MS

“The brain is the communication center. As the communication center for the entire body, the brain sends signals that tell the body how to move, what to do, and how to think and talk. The brain is also one of the places that multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks can occur..."

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Multiple Sclerosis & Aging

“More than once I’ve wondered to myself and questioned others about the aging population of people with MS and what adjustments to our care might need to be made. The current state of medical treatments make it possible to live longer, and although that is a very good thing it also complicates our medical care..."

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Jelly Legs and MS

“Jelly legs,” “jello legs,” “noodle legs” - there are lots of ways members of MyMSTeam describe a weak or wobbly feeling in one or both legs. The leg weakness common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be the result of nerve damage, fatigue, inactivity, or signal an oncoming flare..."

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