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Study tests whether vibrating insoles improve MS balance

A new Multiple Sclerosis pilot study was awarded a $39,000 grant by the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society to investigate how patients’ sensation in their feet while standing impacts balance and whether their ability to walk is improved through the use of vibrating insoles.... Read More -
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MS Centers ??

I am newly diagnosed with MS and had a single appointment at an MS Center where diagnosis was confirmed and they agreed to treat me there. Now they have gotten the medication worked out with the insurance but meanwhile I have developed additional symptoms that are concerning me yet I cannot get them to return my voicemails and a real person never answers the phone so you have no choice but to leave a message. ...
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questions about cortisone shots and prednisone

I remember reading somewhere that taking prednisone alone can make a person relapse. Is this true? I thought I read that it can happen if someone doesn't do the IV steroids first.

Also is there any issues with someone getting a cortisone shot who has MS?

I have had a very persistent and painful shoulder for many years now and I have neglected it. I always stayed in the gym and never gave it time ...
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Increased risk of ischaemic stroke among patients with multiple sclerosis; Tseng C, Huang W, Lin C, Chang Y; European Journal of Neurology (Nov 2014)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inflammatory processes including autoimmune diseases which ignite endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis may promote development of cardiovascular diseases including ischaemic stroke. This study aimed to evaluate whether multiple sclerosis (MS) increases stroke risk.

METHODS A national insurance claim data set of 22 million enrollees in Taiwan was used to ...
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MS Positive Feedback Loop

The French Neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, practicing at the Parisian la Pitié-Salpetrière hospital, first described Multiple Sclerosis (Sclérose en Plaques) in 1868. Among other things, he defined MS as a “rigidity disorder”. He thus set an unfortunate prejudice in the Neurology profession towards MS patients by claiming their “rigidity” symptoms were psychological in origin - signs of neurotic (usually female) hysteria.
I now believe it is just this rigidity which is at the root of MS ...
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Groovy fingernails

My fingernails are (longitudinally) groovy, and that's not groovy.
What does this mean ?

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MS and computer screens?


so this might be a weird idea but do you think computer screens can affect/worsen MS? PwMS are light sensitive, the skull is to some degree penetrable to IR and after all the screen is a 40-60-80 W light bulb? And we stare into these screens for hours. I wonder if this can drive up inflammation in the brain.
Maybe PwMS should configure some color schemes that generate less light?

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Diet advice, meal plans, etc?

Hi there,

What does a typical healthy day's worth of meals/snacks look like for managing MS? My current diet is a bit scattered, some days I eat healthily, others I only have one meal a day or don't eat at all. I'm clueless in what foods are best or should be avoided. Plus, I have a tiny food budget for myself, hubby and two small children. Any advice is appreciated! ...
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Any recommendations for a good neuro in Charleston, SC?

Does anyone have any good (or bad) recommendations for a neuro in Charleston, SC or the surrounding areas (Columbia, Orangeburg, Aiken, etc)?

Thank you!
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