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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Visualization And Holistic Management Program Conquers Multiple Sclerosis: Law of Attraction Guru Natalie Ledwell Exposes Self-Healing Techniques To Beat Chronic Disease
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ocala Florida - February 16, 2013 - Treatment Strategies, MS Relapse information and Therapeutic Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis
|The MS Views and News organization invites you to an informative MS education program|
Treatment Strategies, MS Relapse information and
Therapeutic Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Lance Kim, MD - Neurology
MS Treatment Strategies, Options and Nutrition
Susan Dorne, OT
Therapeutic Symptom Management – Promoting Independence
Date: Saturday February 16, 2013
11:00am - Registration
11:30am – Program Begins
With Complimentary Lunch
Hilton Ocala - 3600 SW 36th Ave. 34474
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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As a member of the Questcor Community, you’ll receive:
· Information about Acthar (repository corticotropin injection), an alternative to steroids
o Helps speed recovery from MS relapses
o Helps your body produce its own natural steroid hormones
o Used for over 30 years—one of the first medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of MS relapses
Ask your healthcare provider if Acthar is right for you.
· Monthly emails that can help you become MS informed, not misinformed
· Access to stories, featuring personal journeys of people with MS
· Tips and tools to help you become relapse-ready
· Access to a free support service for people starting Acthar
· Opportunities to attend educational events
WATCH THIS INFORMATIVE VIDEO on YouTube
How Is a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Made?
What Are the Accepted Criteria for a Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis?
- Multiple sclerosis usually begins between 20 and 50 years of age
- Symptoms and signs indicating disease of the brain or spinal cord
- Evidence of two or more lesions -- or abnormal areas on the brain -- from a MRI scan
- Objective evidence of disease of the brain or spinal cord on doctor's exam
- Two or more episodes lasting at least 24 hours and occurring at least one month apart
- No other explanation for the symptoms
What Does an MRI Show?
Children of Those With Multiple Sclerosis
What to Tell Your Children About Multiple Sclerosis
When parents are reluctant to talk to their children about the disease, kids misinterpret silence as an indication that the situation is so bad that it cannot be discussed. Parents who can talk with their children about MS convey a message of trust, confidence, and strength.
When responding to questions or concerns, take into consideration your child's age and maturity level, and don't overwhelm them with information they cannot understand. If you have more than one child, it may be helpful to talk to them individually so that you can tailor your discussion to their level of understanding.
You may want to ask them how they would like to learn about MS -- reading a book alone or with you, watching a video, or going with you to a doctor's visit.
FOR Children's Reactions to Multiple Sclerosis, click here
How Can I Get a Good Night's Sleep With Multiple Sclerosis?
- Relax in the evening before going to bed. Try to not rehash the day's problems or worry about tomorrow's schedule.
- Go to bed when you're tired. Try to be consistent about the time you go to bed.
- Prepare yourself for bed by wearing comfortable nightclothes, adjust your bed pillows in a comfortable position, turn off the lights, adjust the temperature in your bedroom, and position yourself comfortably in your bed.
- If you do not fall asleep after 10-15 minutes -- get up! Do not lie in bed and watch the clock or count the cracks in the wall. Find something to do that is relaxing to you, such as putting together a puzzle, reading, or writing a letter to a friend. Rather than watching TV, which is a passive activity, do something active so that natural tiredness can build up. Remember your bed is only for sleeping. Any of the above activities should be done out of bed. Return to the bed only when you feel tired.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What Can I Do About MS-Related Fatigue?
1. Assess your personal situation.
- Evaluate your level of energy. Think of your personal energy stores as a "bank." Deposits and withdrawals have to be made over the course of the day or the week to balance energy conservation, restoration, and expenditure. Keep a diary for one week to identify the time of day when you are either most fatigued or have the most energy. Note what you think may be contributing factors.
- Be alert to your personal warning signs of fatigue. Fatigue warning signs may include tired eyes, tired legs, whole-body tiredness, stiff shoulders, decreased energy or a lack of energy, inability to concentrate, weakness or malaise, boredom or lack of motivation, sleepiness, increased irritability, nervousness, anxiety, or impatience.
2. Conserve your energy.
Plan ahead and organize your work. For example, change storage of items to reduce trips or reaching, delegate tasks when needed, and combine activities and simplify details.
Prioritize your activities. Decide what activities are important to you, and what could be delegated. Use your energy on important tasks.
3. Eat RightFatigue is often made worse if you are not eating enough or if you are not eating the right foods. Maintaining good nutrition can help you feel better and have more energy.
4. ExerciseDecreased physical activity, which may be the result of illness or of treatment, can lead to tiredness and lack of energy. Scientists have found that even healthy athletes forced to spend extended periods in bed or sitting in chairs develop feelings of anxiety, depression, weakness, fatigue, and nausea. Regular, moderate exercise can decrease these feelings, help you stay active, and increase your energy.
5. Learn to manage stressManaging stress can play an important role in combating fatigue. Here are tips to help keep stress in check:
Relaxation techniques. Audiotapes that teach deep breathing or visualization can help reduce stress.
Participate in activities that divert your attention away from fatigue. For example, activities such as knitting, reading, or listening to music require little physical energy but require attention.
If your stress seems out of control, talk to your doctor. They are there to help.
When Should I Tell My Doctor About My Fatigue?
Although fatigue is a common and often expected symptom of MS, you should feel free to mention your concerns to your doctors. There are times when fatigue may be a clue to some other underlying medical problem. Other times, there may be medical interventions that can prevent fatigue.
Monday, December 17, 2012
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Dietary interventions for multiple sclerosis.