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Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Top 5 MS Myths
I do believe this comes from the Avonex site... interesting nonetheless.

Myth #1:
Being diagnosed with MS means you will no longer lead a normal life.

Fact: Many people with MS go on to live long and normal lives, and continue to pursue their personal, work and family goals with the help of effective and early therapy.

Myth #2: All people with MS end up in a wheelchair.

Fact: According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), most people with MS will remain mobile, although some may need assistance as the disease progresses

Myth #3: MS drugs make a person sicker than the disease.

Fact: Common side effects associated with a treatment such as flu-like symptoms often diminish over time. The benefits of starting treatment early can outweigh side effects of the drug.

Myth #4: Nothing can slow the progression of MS.

Fact: While there is no cure, there are several FDA approved treatments that have been proven to modify or slow the progression of physical disability.

Myth #5: People with MS have to reduce physical activity.

Fact: Many people with MS do not need to lower their level of activity. Moderation is the key and people with MS must learn to listen to their body.