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Expert Advice for Multiple Sclerosis


  • MS Symptoms That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

    As a general rule, experiencing a new or changing symptom for more than 24 hours should signal a call to your doctor. Learn about common symptoms of MS and how to recognize a relapse versus a pseudo-relapse.

  • Yep, Your Mood Swings Are MS-Related

    Feeling irritable, lashing out unexpectedly – mood changes like these could be related to MS. Sara Schaefer, NP, MSCN, and James W. Stark, MD, explain why this symptom is often overlooked and offer strategies for maintaining emotional stability.

  • 5 Ways to Mitigate MS Fatigue

    Unless you have MS, it can be hard to understand the overwhelming fatigue that often comes with the condition. Our experts discuss what causes fatigue and how to conserve your energy.

  • Maintaining Intimacy With MS

    Sexual dysfunction can be a symptom of MS. Discussing MS-related sexual problems, like low libido and vaginal dryness, with your doctor is the first step to finding a solution.

  • Overcoming MS-Related Speech Problems

    Some people with MS experience speech problems, such as slurring of words (dysarthria) and loss of voice volume (dysphonia). Here’s why these issues occur and how speech therapy can help.

  • Is There an MS Diet?

    An unhealthy diet can worsen your MS prognosis. Learn how food affects MS, and what our experts say you should be eating if you have MS.

  • What Type of Support Is Available for People With MS?

    MS isn’t easy to deal with day to day, says Sara Schaefer, NP, MSCN, who runs an MS support group. She encourages connecting with others with MS for emotional support and management tips.

  • Become an Advocate for MS Awareness

    Being involved in MS awareness is not only empowering, it also helps raise money for research, increase patient resources, and even advance public policy. Sara Schaefer, NP, MSCN, and James W. Stark, MD, talk about various ways you can get involved.

Last Updated 01/11/2016