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Chronic Shoulder and Neck pain

sweetmelbelle31
  • By sweetmelbelle31 · New reply yesterday at 12:58 am
  • Discussion in Living with MS · 2 replies
  • I've had MS now for 10 years. 8 months ago I started having shoulder pain, non injury related. It's tight, pinching and pulling feeling upon movement. I've been seeing a doctor and physical therapist ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Diet and Exercise

Eyraud
  • By Eyraud · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Diet and exercise · 42 replies
  • Why is there so little information on this web page about diet and exercise. Are folks not aware of the huge improvement one can make on their MS with diet? Exercise is also important, but taking out ...

Chiropractor for MS

DonnaMarie77
  • By DonnaMarie77 · Posted March 28, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • My daughter, now 43, was diagnosed with MS over a year ago. She has lost over 60 pounds through diet and exercise and is now receiving chiropractic adjustments three times a week to open the nerve passageways ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

I want to know what is wrong!

Gunmama
  • By Gunmama · New reply March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I am a 32 year old mother of 3 beautiful children. This last year my health has started to really concern me and the more research I do the more scared I become. In July of 2013 I woke up one morning ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

PAYING IT FORWARD

TeRoihe
  • By TeRoihe · Posted March 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Patient advocacy · 0 replies
  • Having being diagnosed MS in 1984 and then following several exacebations of the disease (I have to say that this period 1984-1987 was rather horrendous), I decided to do something about it. You may find ...

Epsilon toxin

clarissa09
  • By clarissa09 · Posted March 14, 2014
  • Discussion in MS research news · 0 replies
  • Has anyone here discussed the recent finding that a toxin produced by two types of Clostridium perfringens bacteria has been suggested as a possible trigger for MS? Clostridium perfringens has types A,B,C,D ...

Looking for parents who have a child diagnosed with MS

Shelleytheartist
  • By Shelleytheartist · Posted March 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Family, friends and caregivers · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone My name is Shelley and one of my best friends has end stage Multiple Sclerosis. I am living with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and have been on inspire for 3 years. I am looking for support ...

Patients worried about high co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 10, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/10/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) contacted us today seeking to interview someone for an article she's researching ...

Gilenya

Pattymacker
  • By Pattymacker · New reply March 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatments and therapies · 2 replies
  • My neurologist suggested that I take Gilenya. I have questions about it, and if you are/were taking it, what has been your experience ...

cidex exposure

moz205
  • By moz205 · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with MS · 0 replies
  • I have worked with cidex for many years in healthcare as well as a coworker who was also diagnosed with MS. We were the only 2 that worked in that capacity at our work. We had no ventilation and wonder ...

Chiropractic therapy for MS?

DonnaMarie77
  • By DonnaMarie77 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Has anyone tried or been successful with treating MS with chiropractic therapy ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Chiropratic help?

DonnaMarie77
  • By DonnaMarie77 · Posted February 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatments and therapies · 0 replies
  • My daughter (at age 42) was diagnosed with MS a year ago and is very active. She lost over 60 pounds (on purpose) and looks and usually feels good but still has neck pain. A friend of hers encouraged ...

I am Restless - 4,800+ viewers and counting

WyoJane
  • By WyoJane · New reply February 21, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Well I got my full stats counting email, twitter, Facebook, and fellow blogger viewers - grand total over 4,800. Really this blog is to lift up others spirits while also lifting mine. I am playing that ...

Cold Dry Bones

WyoJane
  • By WyoJane · New reply February 20, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Got a surprise last night after posting a blog post for first time since November. I have over 2,000 email subscribers. Anyways if you wish to check it out it is here. Please know I am very Catholic in ...

MS and depression

jam72170
  • By jam72170 · New reply February 18, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with MS · 3 replies
  • Can anyone please tell me if they are suffering from depression with MS. And are you currently taking any meds. My husband was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago. He seems to be suffering from depression ...