Fatigue And Multiple Sclerosis, Along With UARS

There are probably a thousand different reasons for someone to be tired. Many people with neurologic conditions tend to report being overly tired. Not too surprisingly, fatigue was found to be reported as the first symptom with multiple sclerosis (MS), long before the first signs of MS show up. We know that MS is an […]

Sleep Apnea, Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis: Is There a Link?

It seems like study after study is published that links two previously unlinked conditions to one another. In this study, the presence of migraines was associated with a 47% increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. Researchers again point to a genetic wastebasket explanation, with no practical implications. In a previous post, […]

Soundbite Medicine

During lunch the other day in my hospital’s cafeteria, I mentioned to my colleagues that in my recent poll of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the vast majority seemed to have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome: Severe parental snoring, cold hands or feet, never being able to sleep on their backs, […]

Multiple Sclerosis And Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is There A Link?

I participate on a medical forum called Medhelp.org, where I’m the sleep-breathing expert. I answer people’s questions on various topics related to sleep and breathing. Somehow, I stumbled onto the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and was surprised to see that many people have severe fatigue issues, cold hands and various sleep issues. Their symptoms sounded […]