HERE'S A FEW OF MY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TIPS FROM BONNY SCOTLAND FOR YOU!
Hi everyone my name is Mary and I live in bonny Scotland where the ducks love it as there is rain, rain and more rain.
My nickname is Mayjay which I like to be known as.
you’ve recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) or you’re
caring for someone with MS, you’re not alone in your MS journey.
I find it can help to have a loved one or
friend with you when speaking to the MS doctor as it can be a lot to take
Don’t delay MS treatment after receiving a
multiple sclerosis diagnosis, it’s important to start MS treatment as
soon as possible. There are now number of FDA-approved medications that have
shown to “modify” or slow down the progression of MS and lessen the
frequency and severity on MS attacks your doctor will go through what
they thinks best treatment for you. Keep track of your MS symptoms. Keep
a record of your MS symptoms and how you are feeling will help your
doctor determine how your MS is progressing and weather the medications
you are taking are working. This will also help your doctor recognize a
relapse, which is a characterized by a worsening of previous symptoms or
the appearance of a new symptom that lasts more the 24 hours. You’re
not alone let others help.
start, you may want to ask a friend or a family member to be your MS
care partner. You could even build a care partner team. Your care
partner can help with:
• Take notes at your doctor visits
• Remind you to take your medication
• Help you with your weekly injections
• Help you keep your insurance coverage on track depending where you live.
Be there to listen when you just need to talk It’s important your
friends and family learn as much as possible about MS. How you are
affected physically or maybe mentally so they can give the right love
and care you need through your MS journey.
MS symptoms are unpredictable no two people have exactly the same MS
symptoms, and you may have different symptoms from time to time. MS
symptoms can include numbness, blurred vision, and loss of balance, poor
coordination, slurred speech, tremors, extreme fatigue, problems with
memory, bladder dysfunction, paralysis, blindness, and more. But these
symptoms are unpredictable. “Over the course of the disease, some MS
symptoms will come and go, while others may be long lasting. It is
different for each person.
as much as possible about MS. You doctor can provide you with the latest
facts about MS and what your prognosis may be. Your doctors can put you
in contacted with other reliable sources like The National MS
Society. MS attacks the central nerve system (made up of the brain,
spinal cord) controls all of your body’s actions. When MS damages the
nerve fibers that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can
occur in any of the body. First you had to go through the test for
diagnosis maybe included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), evoked
potentials (EP), and spinal fluid analysis (spinal tap) and as you will
know it can be a waiting game.