Diagnosing MS With A Blood Test

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blood test for multiple sclerosis

I just returned from a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, sponsored by IQuity, Inc., the biotech company that has cracked the code on a simple blood test for diagnosing MS. Let that sink in for a minute. A simple blood test to determine whether or not you have Multiple Sclerosis. If you are currently diagnosed with MS …

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Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide – 2017

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Multiple Sclerosis Gift Guide

This annual Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide is a HIT every year. I’ve updated it this year with new products that either I’ve come across or have been suggested by others in the FUMS community.  I hope you find this helpful – and, if you have suggestions for great gifts, please share them in the comments …

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Potty Mouth

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Bowel and Bladder Issues in Multiple Sclerosis

Two Pee Brains, With Potty Mouths, Talking Shit About MS – WHAT?!?!?!   Yep – you read that right.  And this is how it all started:  I hear, almost on a daily basis, from MS’er suffering from bowel and/or bladder issues. I have a dear friend, Erin Glace, who is an internationally recognized Pelvic Floor Physical …

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Trying So Hard – And Feeling So Dumb

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  I want to make the FUMS website, blog and podcast better, more usable – of greater value to the MS community. I’ve been working SO HARD to learn as much as I can about updating a website, etc. I am not a techie. At all. Not a bit. So – even if I didn’t …

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Toxic People Cause Relapses

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Toxic People in Multiple Sclerosis

  You’ve been dealing with these people – or this person – for sometime now and it appears there is a correlation between time spent with them and a decline in your health. Recognize the following scenarios? The phone rings, you see it’s them and you have to take a deep breath. Your heart skips …

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Help for Cog Fog

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Brain Octane for Cog Fog

When I find something that actually helps with a symptom – or generally with dealing with life with MS – I have to share it.  I’ve found something that has really made a difference for one of my most persistent and maddening symptoms:  cog fog.  You know the one – where your right in the …

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Disabled Parking Placards and Other Indignities

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  Today my updated “Virginia Permanent Disabled Parking Placard” arrived in the mail.  This is the update from the original that I begrudgingly ordered 5 years ago.  I remember being so mad that I “had” to get this very visible sign of my invisible disease.  It just seemed like both a personal affront and an …

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Multiple Sclerosis News Update

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Multiple Sclerosis News

LOADS of MS information in this post.  Find what’s interesting to you and click the link to read the article.  Enjoy!!

Multiple Sclerosis News Update

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Multiple Sclerosis News

  I’m starting a new feature here at FUMS – “Multiple Sclerosis News Update.”  I’ll provide the headlines and the links to the most compelling stories in the Multiple Sclerosis world in the past 2 weeks.  Please let me know whether or not this is of value to you.  Leave me a message in the …

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To Take Drugs or Not – That Is The Question

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  When I was first diagnosed, the neurologist pushed a pile of information across his desk at me and told me to go home and digest it – and come back in a week with a decision as to which drug I wanted to start on immediately.  It was understood that I would be starting …

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