You may be surprised by the feeling of accomplishment when you are taking action against Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis is characterised by pain, fatigue and brain fog. But, no matter how helpless and dispirited you feel, you must not rest on your laurels.
It is becoming a regular part of my MS fighting routine. I have just returned from my weekly trip to the MS Therapy Centre where I receive my hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This is in addition to my daily walks, supplements, and occasional visits to the chiropractor.
There are many things people with MS can do to help improve their health and quality of life. Some choose traditional medicine while others look for more holistic or alternative treatments. There is no one right answer for everyone, and it is important to find what works best for you.
It is difficult to explain that your sedentary lifestyle is not a matter of choice. In reality, this has been foisted on you this debilitating illness.
It is hard to be motivated to do anything when you are always in pain, exhausted, and feeling like a burden on everyone around you.
That is why it is so important to find your support group, whether it is family, friends, or others who also have MS. They can help you through the tough times and offer encouragement to keep active. Because despite your reservations. Exercise really can make you feel better about yourself.
It can be confusing when your muscles are not tired but, your nerves are tired and this is what saps your energy.
Taking Action against Multiple Sclerosis
But, there are ways to combat this and work around your limitations.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing MS, so you have to find what works best for you. This might mean trying different treatments, altering your diet, or finding a new hobby that you can really get into.
The most important thing is to persevere. However, with MS, the ability to divide all of your tasks into manageable, achievable portions is crucial to you finding your ideal working scenario.
It is not easy, but it is possible to work and live a full life with MS. You just need to be proactive in finding what works for you. Talk to your doctor, family and friends about how you’re feeling, and read as much as you can about the condition. The more informed you are, the better equipped you will be to take on Multiple Sclerosis.
There are many helpful tips out there on how to manage Multiple Sclerosis on a daily basis. Here are some of the most important:
- Get organized: This will help you keep track of all your appointments, medications and treatments.
- Take breaks: When your body is telling you it needs a break, listen! Sitting or lying down for s few minutes will recharge your batteries.
- Stay positive: Multiple Sclerosis can be a challenging condition to live with, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are many support groups and individuals who are happy to help.
- Eat well: A balanced diet is key to keeping your energy levels up. Make sure you’re getting plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Use technology: There are a number of great gadgets and apps out there that can make living with Multiple Sclerosis easier. For example, a voice recognition app can help you keep track of your eating and exercise.
- Exercise: Even if you don’t feel like it, exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. It improves your blood circulation thereby improving the oxygenation of your brain.
On the last point, before the Covid pandemic caused a lockdown and social isolation. I was a member of a sedentary exercise group. This was a support group for people suffering from a number of health conditions or from people recovering from an injury and recuperating after surgery. All exercise was done from a seated position which made it a good sociable activity. The exercise groups boosted our general fitness and were a great form of social interaction which helped our mental wellness.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to disabling. There is no cure for MS, but there are treatments available that can help manage the symptoms.
Living with Multiple Sclerosis can be difficult, but it’s important not to give up. There are many reasons to be optimistic despite the pain and the fatigue.
MS is not a death sentence, and there are many ways to deal with the challenges it presents.
One of the best ways to cope with Multiple Sclerosis is by taking action. Don’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself – get up and do something! Join a support group, exercise program or social club. There are many activities available that will keep you active and provide purpose in your life.
In addition to taking action, it’s important to stay positive. Don’t focus on the negative aspects of Multiple Sclerosis – instead, try to accentuate the positives. Every day is a new opportunity to make progress, no matter how small. Be thankful for the good moments, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
The MS Community is understanding and helpful. Nobody will offer their help unless you ask for their aid.
You can proudly claim the title of MS Warrior when you are taking action against multiple sclerosis.