From The Blog
I met Angela a few years ago when she came into our MSpals groups. She was always there, interested & wanting to connect with others. It was obvious she had a strong desire to be in our groups & to learn everything she could about MS. Over time, MSpals grew...read more
MSpals. Multiple Sclerosis pals. This group is a celebration of friendship and connections with a side of MS. It is just fitting that instead of the illness that brings us all together, we should celebrate those pals that keep us coming back!read more
Not everyone is sunshine and rainbows when confronted with an MS diagnosis. In fact, most of us have to deal with some pretty ugly stuff before the sunshine and rainbows show us. That is okay and we will all be okay!read more
Knowing how the things we eat can affect our bodies is especially important when your body can be its own worst enemy! Inflammation pushes the immune system into action. The right foods can combat that.read more
Turmeric is touted as a superfood. Even if it can’t help do away with multiple sclerosis symptoms, it may benefit your gut! Megan shares some websites and recipes for getting your turmeric on!read more
According to Healthline: Some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can feel their symptoms worsen when they become overheated. When elevated body temperature impairs vision, it’s called Uhthoff’s phenomenon. Uhthoff’s occurs because of damage to the optic nerve,...read more
For this last week of MS Awareness month, FALLS are going to be a theme for MSPals. Mainly because I don't think I have met a person who has had MS for any length of time who has not fallen! Like Megan's post demonstrated, there can be a wide variety of severity of...read more
Hey all... I have good news and bad news. The BAD NEWS is that I had a pretty bad fall. Knees and palms were pretty shredded up, I may have a fucked up wrist -it hurts like hell to "move it like this" to which my kids promptly said, "well then DON'T move it like...read more
"Think positive" is something we have all heard - probably so often that we are about sick of it. It can be especially frustrating when our MS causes us to have a difficult time thinking at all! Positive thinking may not only help us deal with our illness, but it can...read more
My life has changed SO much in the past 10 years, when I sit down and spend any time thinking about it, it really is mind blowing. When I was first diagnosed with MS - I was blessed to have a doctor that seems to have understood who I am and how I deal with things....read more
This group has truly been a God send to me many many times over, being a single parent with no family support with MS is a rough road to travel, it’s so VERY nice to have all of you as a Lil family that can relate to you and vise versa, I’m truly blessed to have ppl that I can bring laughter when you’re having a bad day.Savrah K.
A group like MSpals is not funded or operated by any large pharmaceutical company or institution but instead is formed out of general need by people who themselves have MS or are the blessed souls we call care providers who are family, friends or volunteers. As the group gathers members worldwide we are still a very tight knit alliance determined to be there to lend information, medication experiences and maybe a laugh or two.Karl G.