Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
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.