If you have MS, you know that sometimes your top job is to fight back against pain. There are lots of ways to do this, and it doesn't always mean popping a pill. "We often start with non-medication approaches," says neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD. Try these drug-free tactics first to keep pain
You may have heard some buzz about vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. There are some hopeful signs that it can ease your symptoms, but researchers still have a lot of work to do before we know for sure. "There's no perfect study," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, an MS specialist at Loyola University Medical
You've had multiple sclerosis for a while now and tried a bunch of things to ease your pain or control those muscle spasms. But you're just not getting the relief you need. Is it time, you wonder, to pay attention to all the talk about medical marijuana? Could it be an option for you? It's possible.
When you have relapsing-remitting MS, you'll find that your symptoms come and go. You may have a flare-up that lasts a few days or more and then long stretches when you feel much better. But through it all, you'll likely be able to keep up with most of the things that are important to you. "Most pat
There isn't one specific diet that can treat MS, but healthy food can help you in lots of ways. These tips will help you eat right and feel better. A good rule of thumb: If it's good for your heart, it's good for the rest of your body.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and many experts agree t
Michael Williamson was 16 years old when he noticed a few odd cramps one day at a cross-country track meet. His coach told him to run them out. A day or so later, he woke up paralyzed from the waist down. After a lot of testing and poking and prodding, Williamson was told he had something called tra
When you have MS, your emotions are in play. While having MS raises your chances of having depression, knowing that fact -- and being aware -- can help you try to prevent it and get treatment. Protect yourself with healthy habits. Get moving. When it comes to MS treatment, exercise is a two-for-one.
If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life.
"This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu
People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti
Living with multiple sclerosis means living with uncertainty. The course of the disease is very difficult for doctors to predict. Some people live with MS for years without suffering serious symptoms. Others may rapidly become disabled. Why the course of the disease varies so widely remains unclear.