For some people, getting a headache means experiencing mild discomfort. For others, it can mean debilitating pain, compromised vision, and other serious effects. You don't have to be living with MS to experience a headache. But research has shown that people living with MS are more likely to experience headaches than people who don't have MS. And there's some evidence to suggest that headaches may be one of the earliest symptoms of MS.
Meagan Adamson is a nurse practitioner who specializes in treating headache and multiple sclerosis. She's joining me this week to share tips and strategies for treating and even avoiding your next headache.
We'll also tell you about 13 research projects that were just funded by the National MS Society. All these projects are focused on detecting MS before obvious symptoms appear. And we'll explain how these projects advance the MS Society's Pathways to Cures initiative.
The phase 3 clinical trial for Masitinb has just received approval from the French Health Authority. We'll give you the details and explain why this is very good news for people living with progressive MS.
We'll share an article written by two leading experts who believe that your neurologist should be prescribing exercise and connecting you to the exercise resources you'll need.
We'll tell you about a study that showed that a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive-targeted exercise improved MS-related fatigue in just 4 weeks.
And if you're living with MS and experiencing depression or anxiety, we'll tell you how you can participate in a study that can help.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
National MS Society invests almost $7 million funding 13 new research projects 1:38
Phase 3 clinical trial for Masitinib receives approval 4:47
Is your neurologist prescribing exercise? 7:43
Study shows CBT plus Cognitive-Targeted Exercise improve MS fatigue 12:33
Experiencing depression? Participate in a study that can help 16:02
Nurse Practitioner Meagan Adamson shares strategies for treating and avoiding your next headache 19:14
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RealTalk MS Episode 228
Guests: Meagan Adamson, DNP, FNP-BC, MSCN
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS