trying to help family with MS

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   Posted 6/16/2011 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Afternoon Everyone,

I am new at this whole chat thing, but would like to know more information about MS - more importantly how I can help a family member who has just been told that she has MS. Does anyone have any advice for me on how I can help them?

Thanks a million,
looking forward to reading the replies.

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   Posted 6/16/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You should call your local MS society chapter and tell them what you have said here. They can send you all sorts of information.

Google and learn as much as you can about MS. You can ask your family member what you can do for them. Offer to listen if they want to talk or vent.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Motown John
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   Posted 6/17/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
......I agree....check your states MS Society .....they are full of info....John turn

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   Posted 6/17/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for your replies. I will definitely look into it. I have offered to be there for her when she needs someone to listen, to have a shoulder to cry on, but I know it's not the same talking to someone who doesn't have MS than to talk to someone who does. But have told her that whatever she needs me to do (if I am able to do it, she can consider it done.)...

Thanks again on the info...

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   Posted 10/6/2012 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently discovered this change in eating lifestyle called the Paleo Autoimmune protocol, or "Paleo Diet." It's actually just a diet, but is really saving lives of people with MS, and is kind of under the radar right now.
You can read about this MD, Terry Wahls, who followed this and went from being in a wheelchair from MS to bicycling every day. I personally think has the potential to save a LOT of lives. I've already talked to one guy who said it was the best decision he ever made.
I bring this up because a lot of MS patients have not yet heard of it, even from their doctors. I have a friend who had that be her case until I reccomended it to her. One other person has said it's the smartest decision he's ever made. I'm just doing my part to give you the option of trying it out.
Check it out,
Check out this video that Dr. Wahls has posted on minding your mitochondria. It's really extraordinary work that is changing the MS landscape. Hope it helps.
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