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Writing May Help Your MS Symptoms

By December 25, 2012

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I really want to urge everyone to give this a try. This exercise involves writing about a stressful event for three days in a row and has shown to improve the emotional and physical health of people who do it, including people with chronic illnesses.

The experience that you write about doesn't have to have anything to do with your multiple sclerosis. It may be difficult to see what the link is at all between pouring out words onto paper and your tingly feet or vertigo. However, I do believe that the body and mind work together and any stress that we are experiencing (even on a subconscious level) can only be detrimental to our overall well-being. Try it and see for yourself.

Read the full article: Try Writing to Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

December 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm
(1) Silvia says:

Dear Julie,

Following your advice to write on the MS topic here I am…
I want to thank you for all the information you left on this site about the solu-medrol side effects! I thought I was going crazy! I had anxiety and two panic attacks last 24th dec. I am sorry I haven’t read all of this earlier, my Christmas would have been much different! My doctor didn’t warn me of any anxiety effects… And I was terrified!!!

I am still awaiting the final diagnosis between MS and Devic’s. I am 34 and this all started in February when one day I woke up wih both hands numb. Days later also feet, legs and abdomen… My doctor thought it was stress and later possibly going crazy! Abdomen numbness… That’s really strange. In May the possibility of MS was devastating, never had I even imagined I could have such a… ? I have been trying to get used to idea, if that’s even possible! November I found out I had three new lesions, and then Devic’s became a possibility. I wondered which one would be a better… ? Well, I don’t anymore! I just hope we get along just fine, like in all other relationships! 18th December I started the 5 day metilpred. Felt tired but ok, metal flavor, drank lots of water and had lots of mints, all by instinct! If only I knew this page!! Two days after the last treatment two panic attacks in the middle of the night, thought I was going crazy! Today, just minutes ago I found out this is all normal thanks to you!!! Thank you!!! I will be reading around!

Greetings from Portugal!!!


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