Spasms and muscle stiffness in MS

muscle pain

Muscle stiffness and spasms are very common among people with Multiple sclerosis (MS). They may range from a minor inconvenience to the degree that makes daily life and activities uncomfortable, painful, and challenging. The most common are leg spasms and stiffness of the arms, legs, or trunk, although it can affect any other muscle in […]

Steroids for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Steroids MS

If you are living with MS and your doctor has recommended steroids, you are probably wondering why. The steroids your doctor has prescribed, also called glucocorticoids or corticosteroids, are designed to mimic the action of cortisol, which is a hormone produced by the body with anti-inflammatory effects. Steroids are used for treating severe flare-ups and […]

Sleeping Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Numerous people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience sleeping disorders, including insomnia. Insomnia may include difficulty falling asleep, waking up sometime during the night and staying awake, or frequent nighttime waking. Most of the time, the trouble is not the MS itself, but instead, secondary symptoms that contribute to the lack of sleep. Some medications can […]

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Signs and symptoms of MS depend on various factors such as the relevant affected nerves and the amount of nerve damage induced. They may differ significantly from one person to another and throughout the disease course. Depending on the type of MS, the symptoms may disappear and reappear or steadily progress over time. (Read more […]

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and spinal cord. In MS, like in other autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system targets and attacks its own healthy tissues, in this situation it interferes with the protective myelin coating surrounding the nerves of the CNS. For […]

Stay active and avoid overheating

Last time we talked about the heat in general. This week we would like to approach the subject of physical activity when the temperature starts to soar. Exercising outdoors might be fun and enjoyable, especially after being cooped up inside for a while. However, people living with MS need to take some precautions to avoid […]

Multiple Sclerosis & Heat

Multiple Sclerosis & Heat It’s June already. Summer is just around the corner in the Northern hemisphere. Some people enjoy the spring colors. Others are excited that winter is finally over. At the same time, some people are anxious because of the upcoming hot weather days. Most people living with multiple sclerosis belong to the […]

Second Opinion

Second Opinion Have you recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Have you been living with multiple sclerosis for a while? You are probably researching, asking, inquiring and wanting to find the most reliable and up-to-date information and treatment options. Are you wondering if the diagnosis you received is correct? Is the treatment plan recommended to […]

Active lifestyle

Research from recent years has demonstrated that an active lifestyle increases the quality of life and vitality among people with multiple sclerosis. Anyone who is routinely exercising knows it. Regular physical activity can improve physical fitness. The long list of benefits includes: increasing muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, maintaining and growing range of joints […]

Naltrexone

Is LDN a miraculous cure for multiple sclerosis? Low-dose Naltrexone is a controversial treatment. At the beginning of the last decade, and to some extent even today, taking the drug Naltrexone, at a lower dose than usual, has been seen as an effective treatment for several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Naltrexone was approved in […]