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    1. Building Self-Confidence When You Have MS

      For 5 years, Michelle Tolson lived a life many little girls dream of. She was a dancer with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Each night, she dazzled audiences from around the world with her precise leg work. Sometimes, she did 17 shows a week. Tolson left the Rockettes in 2002, but she sti

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    2. MS and Your Friendships

      When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), friends are especially important. Just ask Diane Robinson and Sue Karpen of Raleigh, NC. The two women, friends for nearly 10 years, both have MS. “We’ve just done a lot of things together,” Karpen says. “We help each other. It’s really wonderful.” No matter ho

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    3. Could Vitamins Relieve MS Symptoms?

      Could the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy be the key for control of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms? There are promising signs, but it’s too soon to start taking any supplements to get relief. Natural treatments for pain, muscle weakness, or fatigue are appealing to people with MS, says Kathle

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    4. Dating With MS

      By the end of 2006, life was just starting to come back together for Kate Milliken. The business she launched after a broken engagement was beginning to take off. She was finally dating again in Manhattan. Two weeks later, after serious fatigue and problems with movement, she was diagnosed with mult

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    5. Alternative Medicine and Complementary Care for MS

      Alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people say they get relief from them. In this therapy, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in your b

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    6. Life on the Go With MS

      You've got things to do and places to go, and no time for MS to slow you down. Check out these ideas to get comfortable and stay on the move. The right shoes can make walking a lot easier. They can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plent

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    7. MS and Your Social Life

      Keep your social life going strong -- with a little planning and some support from your friends. "We encourage patients to do as much as they feel comfortable doing," says Robert Bermel, MD, medical director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic. "The good news is there

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    8. Multiple Sclerosis: Travel Planning

      Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris i

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    9. Parenting With MS

      MS can't stop you from being a great parent. The key is to focus on your strengths and learn creative ways to work around your symptoms. Your condition will shape your outlook and approach to parenting. And that could be a good thing. "Having MS made me a better parent than I would have been without

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    10. MS and Your Sex Life

      Keep your sex life exciting, playful, and fun. The key is to take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner. Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lock the bedroom door,

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