A leading neurologist has talked about giving patients the news that they have multiple sclerosis and their reactions. He has also described the different types of the disease. Dr Neil Lava, a neurologist at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, was interviewed by Everyday Health. Everyday Health, Inc. is a digital media company which owns … Continue reading Diagnosis: You have MS, but what type – and what does that mean?
Everyone who receives a diagnosis of having multiple sclerosis faces some immediate challenges. One is coming to terms with the diagnosis, which is something that might come as a shock. Another is to decide whether to be open about it. To reveal your news to everyone is always an individual choice as no single answer … Continue reading To tell or not to tell about having MS
What is benign MS? Does it even exist? Certainly it is not one of the types of the disease often listed as making up the multiple sclerosis family. It is a term that is surrounded by controversy, not least among neurologists themselves. Some believe that those who go 10 years without a significant disability are … Continue reading Benign MS: Is It Real or a Myth?
There can be absolutely no excuse for anyone experiencing the first signs and symptoms of neurological conditions like MS having to wait a long time to see an appropriate specialist, such as a neurologist. Delays in seeing specialists is a complaint often heard from patients in various countries, and it has now been highlighted in the … Continue reading Delays in Seeing Specialists a Growing Barrier to MS Diagnosis and Treatment
There’s no right way to grieve for the loss of anyone or anything. And that’s true for loved ones, close friends, beloved pets or even your own health when given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or some other disabling disease. In all cases you are affected by grief; it is only natural. Ok, with a … Continue reading To cope with serious diagnosis, grieve first
Reading a great article It is normal to grieve after MS diagnosis by Teresa Wright-Johnson1 in Modern Day MS, and seeing that depression was part of her grieving process, reminded me of two things. First is that grief is ok. Whatever you are grieving about, whether it is the loss of someone close to … Continue reading MS diagnosis – It’s normal to grieve