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My 22 years quest with MS medications – From despair to strength –

In this article, I will present to you all the different treatments that I had over the years for multiple sclerosis. In order of appearance, the medication I took were: cortisone pills, Mitoxantrone infusions, interferons first Rebif, and then Avonex, Gilenya and currently Ocrevus. In case you haven’t read my other article on my MS

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Coaching for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

My name is Lucie Petrelis, I am an MS coach and this is how I can support you Have you been living with Multiple Sclerosis? Are you newly diagnosed with M.S.? What is it that you have lost? Your energy? Your mobility? Your hope? Your self? Your life? Your dreams? Your lifestyle? Your connections? Your

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The Chronicle of my MS diagnosis

It was 2002. I went on a three-day snowboarding trip, and when I came back home, my life was never the same again. It’s never easy to tell this story, even though I know it so well, because it’s the moment of my life where I see a before and after. Before my diagnosis and

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Managing a business with Multiple Sclerosis – Challenges and solutions

The journey of an entrepreneur is often marked by dedicated hard work, persistence, patience, achievements, risks, uncertainty, fear, and challenges. The path takes on a new dimension when coupled with the complexities of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or any other long-term challenging reality. MS is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, leading to

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Selective perfectionism: The secret tool for MS

Selective perfectionism offers a valuable perspective for individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS), where conserving energy is vital. In pursuing excellence, selective perfectionism can emerge as a powerful ally, liberating those with MS from the constant race to micromanage every aspect of life. Understanding how MS can fuel a desire for control due to losing

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How to support a colleague with MS (or with any other chronic illness)

In our shared journey through professional landscapes, the power of supporting one another on a human level cannot be underestimated. This holds particularly true when it comes to navigating chronic health challenges like Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or other conditions. Given that we dedicate a very big share of our days to work, recognizing and addressing health

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Disclosing Your MS Diagnosis to Colleagues 

In the world of workplace dynamics, revealing personal health matters isn’t always easy, especially when dealing with complex diagnosis like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Deciding to share your condition with colleagues is a personal choice, but when done thoughtfully, it can create understanding, empathy, and a more supportive work environment. In this article, we’ll present how to

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How To Manage MS And Heat Sensitivity – Theory And Strategies

Discover how to manage Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during summer’s heat. Learn about Uhthoff’s phenomenon, its impact on MS symptoms, and strategies to stay cool and comfortable. Tips include minimizing outdoor time, staying hydrated, wearing breathable clothes, and prioritizing mental health. Ideal for those seeking a fulfilling summer despite MS.

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Practical tips to combat MS and heat while enjoying your summer

In our pre-MS life, summer was a joyful moment filled with endless energy and outdoor activities. Now, living with MS, when the weather gets hotter or we find ourselves in warm environments, our bodies immediately feel the impact, making everything more challenging than usual. The heat puts us in a slow-motion survival mode, and it

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The Importance Of Communication When Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Explore the crucial role of communication in managing Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The article emphasizes both self-communication for self-awareness, expression, and advocacy, and communication with others to build support, understanding, and community. Emphasizing both aspects can greatly enhance the quality of life for those with MS.

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5 Pillars Of Empowerment To Thrive With Multiple Sclerosis

Discover the 5 pillars of empowerment for thriving with Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Redefining limits, embracing unknowns, perseverance, celebrating milestones, and sharing strength. These pillars inspire resilience, adaptability, and positivity, helping individuals with MS redefine their potential and impact others’ lives positively.

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