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This Week's Carenote - 4/22/14
My husband was recently diagnosed with
MS. I have always taken care of my sister
who is a brittle diabetic. Now I am
researching all sites with MS caregiver
info. Anyone that has info on the beginning
of this please feel free to post
Shared by: Myrna Beth
Contact the MS Society the MS foundation and
any other resources available. Finde their numbers online then I
would suggest calling them personally. They will talk with you and
send you many pamphlets that will help explain MS. Their are different
types of MS. Their is also an MS magazine that you can have delivered
to your home. This magazine keeps you updated on newest medications
and gives tips on making life easier. It's hard to tell someone what
to expect because many patients have mild symptoms while others may
experience more debilitating symptoms. Best of Luck!
Shared by: Susan
High Point, NC
I have been diagnosed since Dec 1995...but
as with ALL MS people, had it for many years before diagnosis......#!
Seek GOOD medical advise from a trusted MS neurologist.
Get on medication now....I am on Betaseron which has been
around for a LONG time - and NO, the shots do not hurt if
you let the designated area DRY before injection. TINY
needle and just below the skin. There are many options
available....listen to your neurologist!
KEEP ACTIVE! MOVE
MOVE MOVE not necessarily run a mile, but do some mild exercise
to keep the muscles toned.
Eat healthy - not vegetarian or
REST when you are tired.
Do NOT get HOT (if possible)......there are cooling vests &
collars available - see MSSA.
Also contact local MS Society,
(national) MS Foundation and MSSA. ALL will give you really
great advise! You are in my prayers!