Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

Sunday

MS tips: Skip shower bottle MixupS



Hot showers and baths may feel good at first, but these steamy spots can become troublesome for folks with multiple sclerosis.

MSers know about Uhthoff’s Syndrome. MS symptoms tend to flare up when an MSer’s body temperature goes up.

Balance issues, blurry vision, dizziness, numbness, tingling, and a host of others challenges tend to come up in the shower or tub. At the same time, most folks don’t wear contact lenses or eyeglasses to bathe.

So eyesight is a particular issue - putting MSers into hot water in more ways than one.

True confessions time: Have you ever tried to shampoo with conditioner or condition your hair with shampoo? And where does liquid bodywash play into this scenario?

It can be difficult to tell which bottle is which.

Sure, clear product bottles reveal whether their contents look like tinted shampoo or milky conditioner. But lots of manufacturers make these pairs of products match.

Here’s a little MS coping trick.

Whenever I purchase shampoo or conditioner, I mark each bottle with a big “S” or “C,” using a solid dark permanent marker. That makes the choice much clearer in the shower.

Sometimes a solution really is that simple.

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