Dizziness and Vertigo

All of a sudden the world was spinning like a merry go round, my vision was rotating a mile a minute and I was just trying to get out of bed. I had rolled over and sat up, but had to lay right back down. My vision was spinning, my world was rotating, and I felt sick. This happened off and on …

Cognitive Dysfunction

They were all staring at me, every last one of them. My coworkers and I sat around on the table at the meeting, and they were waiting for me to speak. And I was waiting for the words to be filtered down from my brain. But they never came. It was like I had been wiped clean, a blank slate. …

“I Never Cry” Pain

All I could do was stand and cry. I never cry. Or at least I try the hardest not to, especially in public. But this time it was in public, and I was crying, hard. Because I was hurting. The pain had been coming off and on for days, but this day in particular was different. On this day it …

“I Need You to Pinch Me” (Sensory Symptoms)

“I need you to pinch me. But I need you to pinch me hard” The sun was already reaching through the blinds when I opened my eyes. It seemed like a normal day, it felt like a normal day. I lingered in bed for a few more moments, wishing I didn’t have to leave it’s comfort. Begrudgingly I got up …

Vision Issues and Treatments

Problems with vision are a common first symptom of MS and can appear quite suddenly. Thankfully, vision issues will usually resolve with proper treatment and time. Proper treatment will often consist of a round of IV steroids, and possibly oral steroids as well. Optic Neuritis is the most well known vision issue in the MS community, however there are several others …

Cold Weather

We are officially in the throws of winter up here in the North East! It’s been freezing, gross and dreary, very winter like. We’ve had our share of snow storms so far as well. I grew up in Ohio, and we got hit with Lake Effect snow almost round the clock during the winter, so I am no stranger to …

‘The Holidays’

“The Holidays” are supposed to be a wonderful, cheerful and happy time of year. But so often all those warm and fuzzy feelings get lost among the craziness and hullabaloo of everything we have going on, and incredible stress can set it. No one is immune to this holiday stress, but individuals with MS can feel the repercussions of stress …

Exercise

When you Google Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise, not too many options appear in the search results. What does come up in the results are usually one page of information about taking it easy, not exerting yourself and watching out for overheating. The recommendations are usually aqua-aerobics, yoga or tai-chi. I’m not saying that swimming or yoga are bad forms of …

Gut Healing

Last week I went into detail regarding ‘Leaky Gut’, how it originates and how it affects autoimmunity. I also mention that this week I would go into detail about what to do when you have leaky gut and how to go about Gut Healing. Fixing leaky gut Usually involves a long process that unfortunately can take its sweet time. So what …

Leaky Gut

I’ve been using that wonderful term leaky gut in almost every MSMonday post for the past several weeks. Since leaky gut is at the bottom of pretty much every reason why we cut out certain foods, I figured it was about time to devote an entire post to those two cute little words. So let’s dig a little deeper into what exactly leaky …