How to handle workplace issues when you have multiple sclerosis.
Elissa Levy, a 37-year-old with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), is living proof of the unpredictability of this progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system.
Soon after being diagnosed in January 2002, her physical status plummeted quickly. The former fitness buff who regularly skied and jogged describes the overwhelming MS-induced fatigue that plagued her almost daily. "Sometimes my eyes...
It’s a matter of simple anatomy: Women tend to get more UTIs than men, Berger says.
“Bacterial and viral infections can make symptoms worse and spur relapses, he says. “UTIs tend to worsen clinical symptoms that people already have.”
For some women with MS, ovulation and menstrual cycles can temporarily worsen their MS symptoms, says Thomas Leist, MD, director of the Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
It doesn’t mean you’re having a relapse. It usually gets better within 24 hours.
A woman with MS who wants to become pregnant should talk to her doctor about what her treatment plan will be, since none of the MS medicines are approved for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.