Lemtrada™ Approved for the
Long-Term Treatment of MS
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has approved Lemtrada™ (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).http://mymsaa.org/news-msaa/1207-lemtrada-approved-fda
Team msBucket Interview
MS Center of California - Featuring Dr. Daniel S. Bandari
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Tips: Fatigue & Holidays
Resourse: Everyday Health By Beth W Orenstein
1) Time It Right: Pinpoint the time of day when you're the most exhausted. If that’s evening, think about having a brunch or lunch.
2) To set yourself up for success: You may need to plan more intimate gatherings that start earlier in the day and
won’t require as much of your energy to carry out tasks.
3) Ask Guests for Help; It’s OK to ask everyone on your guest list to bring something. Just be sure to keep a list so you know who's bringing what.
4) Hire Help: Don’t want to ask your guests to contribute? Hiring help, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. If you hire someone to cook and clean, you can spend more time socializing and having a good time. If you don’t want to cater your entire party, buy prepared foods at the supermarket or takeout from a restaurant.
5) Start Early: When you’re party planning with mobility issues or fatigue, plan your meal way ahead of time. Try to get as much done as you can in the days ahead. Set the table a few days before. Bake the lasagna when you’re having a good day and freeze it. And if you’re not doing things last-minute, you can take an hour to put your feet up and replenish your energy stores before your guests arrive.
6) Stay out of the Heat: Many people with MS find that their symptoms worsen when they’re exposed to heat and humidity. Because of this, make sure your kitchen is ventilated and cool when you’re cooking. Keep a window open to draw hot air out of the house. If you’re using the oven, wear cooling products like an ice vest or neck wrap or mist yourself with a water fan.
7) Don’t Forget to Eat: You can get so busy preparing for the party that you forget to stop and eat. That’s a no-no. Some nuts and cheese may be a good way to replenish your energy stores. You should eat every four hours, and be sure to stay hydrated as well. Dehydration can sap your energy and cause you to lose strength.
8) Take a Seat: Bring a stool to the counter or take a seat at the table while prepping food. Have all your supplies within reach so you can sit while you work. You won’t have to maneuver in the kitchen as much this way. When you have planned, made preparations beforehand, asked for help, and rested as needed, you will have more time to enjoy the event and spend time with those you wanted to see.