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Canceling Forum Page

Hi all! Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be canceling the forum page. We have over 600 members, however, it is just too expensive to keep up without any participation.

Sooo, our solution to this is a new Network - which by the way is free! Click on the link and you'll be taken right there to join. Hopefully this will be better way to engage with one another.

So head on over and join now. The forum page will be closing soon.

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Desk of MS Mouse

MS Mouse would like to share her challenges with you, her fellow MSers. Here you will find blog posts especially for you.

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A wheelchair is a fact of life for many MSers. Yet for some, it's something that they hope they'll never need.

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The Snowflakes Disease - MS

MS is the Snowflakes Disease. Want to know why? You may already know. We just found out the reason a few weeks ago.

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Essential Oils for MS

Are there any essential oils for MS that can help alleviate the symptoms or even slow the progression of the disease? If so, what are they?

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Wheelchair Ramp

A wheelchair ramp is a must if you use a scooter, powerchair, or manual wheelchair. We tried living in one apartment without one and it was not fun.

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Accessible Kitchen

An accessible kitchen is a must if you do most of the cooking and even if you don't, it's a necessary convenience.

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Cir's 4th Tysabri Update

Cir's 4th infusion of Tysabri went well. No video again - hopefully next time. Also, no adverse reactions and still on an uphill as far as feeling more

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African Americans with MS Videos 3

More African Americans with MS Videos part 3. Here you'll find even more videos of people of color sharing their journey's with multiple sclerosis.

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African Americans with MS Videos 2

More African Americans with MS Videos 2. Here you'll find more videos of MSers who share their experiences while living with this disease.

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African Americans with MS Videos

Here are African Americans with MS videos. This page contains a host of videos by several African Americans from 14 and up. Enjoy!

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MS in African Americans

The statistics about MS in African Americans may not be true. An article in Momentum, an MS magazine, shows how the myths about what we've long thought about who gets MS, may have been skewed.

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MS and Diabetes

MS and diabetes are both autoimmune diseases. If you have MS, you are more likely to develop other conditions as well.

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Snapshots of MS Photo Album

Take a look at the Snapshots of MS Photo Album. It includes people like you, who have MS and have learned to live with it and persevere. It also includes memorial pictures of courageous MSers.

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Cir's 3rd Tysabri Update

Hi everyone! Cir had his third Tysabri infusion this past week. Our intention was to actually do a short video, however, that did not happen. I will try

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Expression through music

Hey there, I write for, play in, sing for, and manage, a local Nashville rock band. We're called Crack Mammoth. I have a hard time standing for more

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MS Jewelry Shop

Our MS Jewelry Shop is where you can find pins, bracelets, pendants, and more - jewelry with a multiple sclerosis theme.

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A plea/question

Why can I not find a chat room? When I can't sleep because my hands are on fire, and I just want to rip my hair out, I would like to talk to somebody with

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Multiple Sclerosis an Enigma Book Review

Multiple Sclerosis an Enigma by Terry Crawford Palardy - a Book Review. A woman receives a diagnosis of MS much later in life. This is her story.

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Meet Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Meet Jamie-Lynn Sigler! Or maybe you already have, figuratively of course, as Meadow on the TV show Sopranos!

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Respite Care for Caregivers

Respite care is something I didn't know was available for years as a caregiver. There are services that will allow you to have a break from your duties as a caregiver.

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Thank You, Montel

Thank you. I was diagnosed with Dystonia in 2001. Had to leave my job as a mechanical engineering designer. Became homeless. But your book gave me hope.

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Tysabri Update

A Tysabri Update - If you've been coming to our site for awhile, you may have read that this medication was one that we didn't feel comfortable with. Well that's changed.

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LISOMS on Pinterest

LISOMS on Pinterest! Yes, you heard that right! I love Pinterest and have several boards there. So why not have one for Life in Spite of MS, too? Check it out!

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"I Fall"

I Fall One neurologist said it's M.S. A specialist said nope; it was when you were rear-ended. It doesn't matter, though, does it? Because I fall. I was

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Dear Mr. Montel

You are very fortunate to over come your MS. My husband is not. I see him going down hill everyday. Was diagnosed in 2000. Now early retirement and having

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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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New CD

I'm country singer Vince Smith. Watch for my MS commercial soon. My new cd is out. Vince Smiths Greatest Hits. Love you all, thanks for buying my cds and

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Near You

My new single is finished, when you purchase it the money goes to Life In Spite Of Ms.

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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 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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