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If you’re living with multiple sclerosis (MS), nothing beats hearing from people who understand what you’re going through.

Here, you can read some of the best stories collected from MS LifeLines newsletters, featuring advice and firsthand experiences from Patient Ambassadors, care partners, healthcare providers, and more.

Clinical studies 101

Why do new drugs take sooooo long to come out? Well, there are a lot of steps to learning about the potential benefits and risks of a new drug. Learn more about what goes into clinical trials.

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Knowing and growing

Having MS today means having access to more information than ever—which is great. But it also means seeing a lot of “facts” that may not be right (or at least right for you). In this interview, MS Lifelines Nurse Joanne S. helps clear the air, from diagnosis to treatment to making plans for the future.

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Vacationing with MS: A little planning can go a LONG way

Vacation all you ever wanted? It can be tough when MS is the extra carry-on. But by following our tips and planning ahead, your next trip can be one for the books.

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Explaining MS symptoms to people who don’t get it

“You don’t look sick.” People mean that in a nice way, but it can still be frustrating to hear. Here are some tips for helping people understand MS.

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Four tips to help care partners take time for themselves

When you’re a care partner, you’re somebody’s rock. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put time aside for yourself. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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How to recognize a genuine relapse vs a pseudo relapse

Some relapsing MS symptoms can mean more than others. Do they indicate that you’re experiencing a relapse that may demand attention? Or could it be a pseudo relapse that could pass on its own? Learn about the differences.

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MS and the immune system: a true balancing act

Although MS treatments can effectively reduce relapses, they can also compromise your immune system. Find out why balancing treatments and your immune system’s response is an important topic to discuss with your healthcare provider.

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Stress busters for the season

Fall can bring new colors, new temperatures, and new stress. But don’t fret! Here are a few ways to help you get through it.

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