FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Sunday

 

Is That an MS Symptom? Or Am I Just Sore and Tired?






















With the sun finally making an appearance this past weekend and a full visitors’ schedule ahead, Caryn and I spent a few days in the garden and on some spring household chores, and I’m feeling the effects.

Though my soreness and fatigue are not direct symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), I can feel how different my MS symptoms (and general ability) are compared to last year.

I move slower when performing physical tasks and recover slower afterward. I get less done in more time and need longer to rebound. My mind doesn’t pre-organize tasks as well, and I’m done for the day closer to afternoon than evening.

The Power of Saying ‘No’
I’ve actually been feeling more mentally acute in the past few months, as I have been actively shedding some responsibilities in anticipation of a busy year of speaking engagements and travel. The simple act of saying “no” every now and again can make life so much easier.

So while I’d say that I’m feeling sore and tired and worn out this month, I cannot say that those things are directly MS-related. I can, however, notice that MS symptoms have left me diminished from my 2015 self.

On the Life with Multiple Sclerosis Self-evaluation Scale (LWM3S), a simple 1-10 scale by which we rate our current MS symptoms, I’d say I’m about a 6 this week.

For those not already familiar with it, on the LWM3S:

1 = The best my symptoms have felt since my diagnosis with MS

10 = The worst my symptoms have felt since my diagnosis with MS

How’s your MS today?

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by EVERYDAYHEALTH
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length

Labels:



Go to Newer News Go to Older News