Stress Management May Prevent MS Brain Lesions

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Stress Management May Prevent MS Brain Lesions

Postby Thomas » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:26 pm

July 11, 2012 -- Teaching MS patients how to deal with stress can improve their quality of life -- and may also prevent or slow down formation of new brain lesions, according to a new study.

http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis ... agement-ms
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Re: Stress Management May Prevent MS Brain Lesions

Postby ScaredofMS » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:35 pm

Is there anything with MS that is definitive? Every time I see a new study or treatment its always "suggests" "may" "promising" etc.
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Re: Stress Management May Prevent MS Brain Lesions

Postby easyt65 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:03 pm

I can't speak for 'MS' or 'everyone' with MS, but personally I DO know that stress is one of the main 'triggers' of increased MS symptoms / episodes. Tests done during these times show increased lesion activity. I am in an extreme job that adds, at times, a lot of stress. I am not in a position to completely retire, and I love what I am doing despite the stress, so I have had to actively take steps to reduce that stress. According to more recent tests, doing so has helped reduce/eliminate many symptoms and decrease lesion activity. I am no doctor, and as I said I can't speak for everyone, but I know stress reduction has and continues to prove critical for me. That's all the studies I need.
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