After fundraising—nearly $100,000 in all—and working to educate others, Ashley has a more positive attitude. She has had only one relapse since her initial diagnosis.
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After an MS Diagnosis at 15, I Went Into Deep Depression
After being diagnosed, one woman had to cut back on her 70-hour workweeks when fatigue crept into her life, and now finds that napping can help prevent dizziness and feelings of instability when walking.
Amy realized that her very first symptom had occurred 10 years earlier, when she was unable to pick up an 8-pound cat when working in an animal shelter.
In the most common form of multiple sclerosis, symptoms come and go (known as relapsing remitting MS). These symptoms can run the gamut from mild tingling to more severe vision loss.
What causes MS? Researchers aren't sure, but they think it's a combo of genes plus environment. Here are the 12 things linked to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis.
There is more than one way to control the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Here are some alternative therapies.
Stress can make MS symptoms worse by doing a number on the immune system. Here, some mini-meditations to clear your mindand keep you calm and well.
Moves that work well for you (no sweatfests required!)
Seven years ago, Amy Rowell received some terrifying news. But this gutsy young woman wasn't about to let the disease control her life. And, she says, neither should you.
There are many high-profile people with MS. Here are four who have openly shared their strategies for feeling their best.