Great Tips to deal with some of the toughest symptoms.
Some of the worse Multiple Sclerosis symptoms can be handled or managed with the help of a few effective tips and strategies that I will describe below.
The acquisition and frequent use of a cooling vest to help you fight MS fatigue is the first piece of advice you’ll get from me on this website.
Although I currently live in a very warm and humid (Tropical) climate, I am able to fence off the devastating effects of MS fatigue by following this advice.
Keeping your body temperature down to a comfortable level with the use of a cooling vest is an economic and simple way to successfully obtain some relief.
I have found that cooling vests that use cold packs to lower your body temperature are easy to maintain. They provide you with almost instant results and are extremely easy to use. You can take a look at a video that I made to show how simple and easy to use they are.
The second tip you are getting from a guy with 14 years of experience living with MS is also related to your body temperature: Start taking cold “showers”.
I used to love a hot shower and will tell you, it took some getting used too but boy, what a difference!
Now I take two cold showers during the day – I normally take the first cold shower in the morning – then I take another around mid-afternoon. Heck…..sometimes I take a quick one before going to bed to sleep well.
A quick tip: I actually found out that leaving the water in a bucket overnight, gives a healthy rush of energy and the effect on many of my Multiple Sclerosis symptoms has been great!
I got this tip from reading an interview of David L. Lander, best known for his role as “Squiggy” in the TV show “Laverne & Shirley”. He was diagnosed with MS back in 1984.
Another fantastic tip you might find very helpful is to Practice Energy Conservation.
You can begin by putting down on paper your typical daily routine. Then Reorganize it!
From personal experience, I can tell you that you should do the most demanding errands first thing in the morning when fatigue hasn’t taken hold yet. Any physical effort would have a lesser effect during the first morning hours and your mental abilities are at the top of their game at that time also.
Regardless of the Multiple Sclerosis symptoms that you might be experiencing if, at all possible, you should participate In regular physical activity. I have found that swimming or water aerobics are great forms of improving your condition and help you with many of the Multiple Sclerosis symptoms that affect you.
Practicing and following the right Yoga routine not only will be beneficial for your muscles and joints. Yoga is also an excellent form to start understanding the relationship that exists between your mind and your body. Get your Free Copy of the My MS Yoga DVD
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Nowadays doctors, especially neurologists, are more familiar with the variety of drugs, like Ritalin, Provigil, Amantadine, or Adderall that can help you cope with the most common but devastating Multiple Sclerosis symptoms like MS fatigue and Cognitive difficulties so don’t be afraid to ask your neurologist about these medications.
Finally, try to fuel your body with the right food and optimize your nutrition. I have greatly benefited from a book which has examined the link between what we eat and multiple sclerosis.
If you would like to know what foods are attacking your body, what supplements you should take and how to create the energy that you need, then this book is a must read: “Reverse Multiple Sclerosis”
There are lots of miracle cures, remedies and MS diets out there. MS-multiple-sclerosis-symptoms will only show you the best nutritional information you need and should know.
TIPS ON WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)?
The following 7 questions, in my opinion, are a must the first time you talk to your physician. These simple but straight forward questions will reveal a lot of information (clearing up many of your concerns and doubts) and you should ask your neurologist when first presented with the possibility of having Multiple Sclerosis.
What medications are appropriate to prevent further attacks or worsening?
Will the disease progress?
What is the prognosis in this case?
Can I do anything to lessen the progression of the disease?
Are there any warning signs to an attack?
Are there any medications to treat the symptoms of MS?
If so, what are they and what are the side effects?
Even though MS is a life-long illness, it is in your power to allow it to run you and your life or you can make something good and perhaps even great with it. It’s your call.
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