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"Can someone help?"

Hi, I have been experiencing foot spasms (primarily at night though do happen during the day) for a few years. I have had radiating spasms in my forearms

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Funny MS

When you have Multiple Sclerosis, It is funny; You are not allowed to cry, Wipe those tears Back of your eyes will hurt Like you are getting blind Not

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MS in Japan

As of this year (2016) February, I finally went to see a neurologist about symptoms I was having. Thinking it was something to do with a pinched nerve,

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Dear Me...

Dear Me, it’s been a long time since we spoke,you know, heart to heart. I miss you a bunch, I mean it so much. Such strangers we have become, where did

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You may want to read this.

The following testimonals, arranged chronologically, are from a customer who is being treated locally by the U.W. Medical Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

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Enemies

Enemies We used to be allies Now we are foes It's not the way I wanted it That's the way it goes Why I ask How could this be When did you turn your

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Awake at Two in the Morning

At two in the morning, I lie awake in the quiet of the night. A police car, siren blaring, whizzes by. Silence returns. Thoughts tumble endlessly in my

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Anne Rowling

Anne Rowling - Mother of J.K.Rowling - UK Author who has paid for a Neurological Research Clinic for MS and other diseases in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is

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My All

No one envisions waking up to the nightmare of not being able to see Everything was fine yesterday so there's no way this could be Then feelings of relief

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Write on Vince

I can't wait to read your book! I have been a Fan of yours for years and Annette was my inspiration too. I met her at Disneyland when I had just been diagnosed

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Living with Ms

I’m 45 years old and have Multiple Sclerosis. Back in 2005 I was diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. My signs were my foot would get freezing; I kept forgetting

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DAILY BATTLE

DAILY BATTLE! However... that is life. Battles sorrows and small joys. Hopes and expectations. Everything for tomorrow's day. Always for the beloved

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Has anyone tried this?

I read this article about MS and cryotherapy and have met someone with MS who swears by it. Has anyone here tried it? (Clicking the following link will

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Applying for Disability with MS or Multiple Sclerosis

Questions about Applying for Disability with MS come up more often than not when you have a condition like multiple sclerosis. To get some answers, check out this guest post.

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MS and Me

Hi Montel, I truly hope that all is well with you and your MS. At age 50 I was diagnosed with MS, and the pills, Tecfidera 240mg, was prescribed to me.

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latrecia

My name is Latrecia. I am a wife and mother of 4 BEAUTIFUL children, 1 in which I wonderfully gained through my husband. I was diagnosed with multiple

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My world with MS

My life & My world with MS no filter needed.

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NADEAM POSTER AWARD - TEXAS

I posted Rise Above in March. With many friends and family I was encouraged to participate in the NDEAM (sp correction) Art competition here in Texas.

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Help Us Help Him - Share

I recently received this letter from Dr. Picone and would love to help out his campaign. Please join with me in promoting and sharing his site and soon to launch Indiegogo campaign. MSers and their loved ones can use all the help and support they can get. Right?

Thank you Dr. Picone, and good luck!

"My name is Dr. Picone and I have been treating patients with MS for 20 years.

The reason I am reaching out today is to humbly ask for your support for an upcoming Indiegogo Campaign I am launching at the end of August. I have been investing a lot of time in money over the last 8 months getting ready for this moment.

Our Mission Statement:

MS Connect is a mobile app striving to create an organized and centralized platform for coordinating MS care. We are creating an app specifically designed to improve the quality of care for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The MS Connect App will provide patients with an easy way to stay connected with their health information, while providing physicians with a multifaceted view of a patient's disease progression. I know that this app will have a tremendous impact on the way MS is treated.

Our slogan: Making Physicians better Physicians and Patients better Patients.

Here is a YouTube link to one of the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=190&v=4QZhRC3f77M

I am crossing my fingers you will help me promote the campaign when it is live on your blog and social media! That would be amazing and I'd be forever grateful.

With Respect,Dr. PiconeMSConnectapp.com

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Help Us Help Him - Share

I recently received this letter from Dr. Picone and would love to help out his campaign. Please join with me in promoting and sharing his site and soon to launch Indiegogo campaign. MSers and their loved ones can use all the help and support they can get. Right?

Thank you Dr. Picone, and good luck!

"My name is Dr. Picone and I have been treating patients with MS for 20 years.

The reason I am reaching out today is to humbly ask for your support for an upcoming Indiegogo Campaign I am launching at the end of August. I have been investing a lot of time in money over the last 8 months getting ready for this moment.

Our Mission Statement:

MS Connect is a mobile app striving to create an organized and centralized platform for coordinating MS care. We are creating an app specifically designed to improve the quality of care for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The MS Connect App will provide patients with an easy way to stay connected with their health information, while providing physicians with a multifaceted view of a patient's disease progression. I know that this app will have a tremendous impact on the way MS is treated.

Our slogan: Making Physicians better Physicians and Patients better Patients.

Here is a YouTube link to one of the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=190&v=4QZhRC3f77M

I am crossing my fingers you will help me promote the campaign when it is live on your blog and social media! That would be amazing and I'd be forever grateful.

With Respect,Dr. PiconeMSConnectapp.com

(Link below will open another window and take you to his site.)

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Someone's Story....

...and Life with Multiple Sclerosis I found out I had MS when I was 34 years old when my daughter was 10 months old and she was about to have surgery

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50 years old!! Life changing

I'm still a lot confused with symptoms and what to look for in a relapse. I'm off for an MRI on brain and spine and to compare them with last years.

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Meet Kym Sellers!

Meet Kym Sellers - a local Cleveland, Ohio radio personality. Kym has always been a fighter, so fighting MS in order to help others, as well as herself, comes naturally.

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Severe Onset MS

Severe onset MS is when multiple sclerosis comes on suddenly with severe symptoms that can cause anything from blindness to paralysis. Can you come back from this type of MS? Read Breea's story

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We have a...., NEW FORUM!

Sorry for shouting, but I'm very excited to announce our new forum - The Link II - right here, and there's a Chat Room! Yes. I kid you not.

We've taken the steps to provide this resource for you, our most valued visitors. Share, Tweet, and Tell everyone you know that it's finally here!

Just follow the link below to register and join. Once you're approved (a minor technicality) you'll be good to go.

We've already added a few members from The Link (I) and hope they find their way here.

Please Note: Your first 5 posts will need to be approved - (to make sure you're not a robot or spammer) - then you'll be able to post and chat to your hearts content.

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We have a...., NEW FORUM!

Sorry for shouting, but I'm very excited to announce our new forum - The Link II - right here, and there's a Chat Room! Yes. I kid you not.

We've taken the steps to provide this resource for you, our most valued visitors. Share, Tweet, and Tell everyone you know that it's finally here!

Just follow the link below to register and join. Once you're approved (a minor technicality) you'll be good to go.

We've already added a few members from The Link (I) and hope they find their way here.

Please Note: Your first 5 posts will need to be approved - (to make sure you're not a robot or spammer) - then you'll be able to post and chat to your hearts content.

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Hello Mr. Montel

Thank you for your books and speaking about MS. I was diagnosed 10 years ago with this disease. I have Ann Baroke's book and try to follow what she has

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The MS Caption Contest Poll

Here's the MS Caption Contest Poll! Bookmark this page and share it with your friends. Vote now for the current contest! Then head over to the Wall of Fame to see who won!

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MS Caption Contest No. 4

MS Caption Contest No. 4 by Akrista (Life in Spite of MS) Here it is. The 4th MS Caption Contest cartoon. What does it say to you as an MSer? Can

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Meet Elizabeth Jameson

Who is Elizabeth Jameson? An artist for one. What makes her unique is that she has MS and makes lemons out of lemonade or rather art out of brain scans. Cool, huh?

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MS Relapse

What is an MS Relapse? Do you know when you're having one? Is it the same as a flare-up? Or an exacerbation? Find out.

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MS Caption Contest No. 3

MS Caption Contest No. 3 by Akrista (Life in Spite of MS) Here it is. The 3rd MS Caption Contest cartoon. What does it say to you as an MSer? Can

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My Inspiration

Good evening Mr. Montel...., I know you probably won't read this, but I'm writing in hopes that you do. Recently, I was diagnosed with MS, and it affects

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World MS Day 2015

World MS Day 2015 - This year it comes on May 27th. The theme is how everyone around the world is breaking down the barriers to living with MS.

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MS Caption Contest No. 2

MS Caption Contest No. 2 by Akrista (Life in Spite of MS) Here it is. The first MS Caption Contest cartoon. What does it say to you as an MSer? Can

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The Wall of Fame

Welcome to the Wall of Fame! Here you'll find winners of our MS Caption Contest. Each one has entered their caption and been voted the best. Come join the fun!

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Potty Mouth Book Review

Potty Mouth by Renae Clare is a book by a woman who "meets life's challenges with courage, wisdom and a profane sense of humor." You won't regret reading it.

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Play the MS Caption Contest!

Play the MS Caption Contest! Look at the cartoon. How does it relate to your MS? Answer the question - You know you have MS when...? Submit your caption. Vote to see who wins!

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Answer to Dottie

An Answer to Dottie who asked a question and was never answered. Your question is very important and we'd still like to address it.

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Primary Demyelination

After 2 years of being told by a Falls Clinic Doctor, I have had mini strokes 4 of them, without any scan proof My GP finally ordered a second MRI. I am

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