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Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05099-6
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384 pages
February 2011
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: When MS Becomes Part of Your Life.

Chapter 1: Meeting MS Face to Face.

Chapter 2: So, What Is it, Doc? Getting a Diagnosis.

Chapter 3: You’ve Been Diagnosed — So What’s Next?

Chapter 4: Creating Your Healthcare Team.

Part II: Taking Charge of Your MS.

Chapter 5: Developing Your Management Plan to Take Charge of Your MS.

Chapter 6: Managing the Disease Course and Treating Relapses.

Chapter 7: Managing Fatigue, Walking Problems, Visual Changes, and Tremor.

Chapter 8: Handling Problems with Bladder and Bowel Function, Pain, Sex, and Speech and Swallowing.

Chapter 9: Getting Your Head around Problems with Thinking and Mood.

Chapter 10: Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Part III: Staying Healthy and Feeling Well.

Chapter 11: Paying Attention to Your Health — It’s Not All about MS.

Chapter 12: Handling Stress without Giving Up Your Life.

Chapter 13: Coping with Advanced MS.

Part IV: Managing Lifestyle Issues.

Chapter 14: Presenting Your MS Face to the World.

Chapter 15: Making MS a Part of the Family.

Chapter 16: And Baby Makes Three, Four, or More: Planning a Family around Your MS.

Chapter 17: Parenting: It Wasn’t Easy Before You Had MS!

Part V: Creating Your Safety Nets.

Chapter 18: Keeping Your Place in the Workforce.

Chapter 19: Getting a Grip on Insurance.

Chapter 20: Planning for a Future with MS.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Must-Do’s for Living with MS.

Chapter 22: Ten MS Myths Debunked.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Trouble-Free Travel.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Additional Resources.

Appendix C: Medications Commonly Used in MS.

Index.

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