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Multiple Sclerosis can result in ms symptoms, that can vary from mild to severe, that can often result in those of us with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis feeling like we are alone and more isolated from the world around us.  The worse your disability becomes, because of MS, the worse the social disconnect can become. 

When the more extreme overwhelming MS fatigue is present, this can make it difficult for us to have the energy to participate in much of the daily or at least weekly social interactions that we were involved in before Multiple Sclerosis entered our lives.  Multiple Sclerosis fatigue can cause our connections with other people to be reduced or even disappear from our daily routine.  Our social connections can also dry up simply because we can not physically do what we were able to do before the symptoms of MS appeared.

 To make matters worse, Multiple Sclerosis can affect our immune systems by making them so much weaker that our bodies have a very difficult time fighting off infections.  With the Multiple Sclerosis immune system
weakening can result in frequent infections
and the infections can often make our whole nervous system seem like it is short circuiting.

If you experience MS fatigue, MS insomnia, have MS balance problems, problems standing or MS walking is difficult to almost impossible on too many days of each week, this makes being around people so much more difficult, since we can even end up needing so much more assistance for us to be able to physically go anywhere.

It is so vitally important for those of us that have been given the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis to find ways to connect with other people, but depending on our degree of disability because of the MS nerve damage, that often results from Multiple Sclerosis, this may not be a very easy thing for us to do.

Because of the increase of social interactions on the Internet, finding ways to connect with others that have been given the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is becoming an easier task than it was withing the last 10 years. 

The Internet has made it possible for those of us with MS symptoms, that prevent us from going to where people are typically found, for us to develop social connections to other people through what has been come to be known as social sites.  There are many social sites on the Internet that allow us to be able to sign up for free to join the on line communities that they support. 

Connecting with other people, socially can be done in different ways both on line and off line. Below are a few suggestions for possible ways to connect with others with Multiple Sclerosis.

On line social connections

Social Sites on line

These can include:

   Face book.com

   Twitter.com

   Flickr.com

   Delicious.com

   Digg.com

   LinkedIn.com

to name a few social sites.  There are other social sites, but from what I have read and found that the social sites that are listed here appear to be better suggestions that seem to have less problems that these sites can create for the user.  Social sites can help you to keep from feeling you are alone in your battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Feeling like you are connected to people some where also helps to reduce the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis by reducing the adverse affects of stress on our nervous systems.

When those of us with Multiple Sclerosis stress out over the things that are going on in our lives, whether it is directly connected to Multiple Sclerosis or not, this can cause our nervous systems to over react.  The over reactions of our nervous systems can cause a ms attack or ms exacerbation, which in turn makes our MS symptoms go crazy.

Other ways to connect on line are subscribing to a MS Blog or a MS Forum.  Other alternatives can also include  joining in with a multiple sclerosis chat or with posting questions on multiple sclerosis message boards or any other way that you can find for finding and discussing more information about multiple sclerosis, about multiple sclerosis symptoms, about multiple sclerosis treatments or other ways.

In my opinion, both a Multiple Sclerosis Blog and a Multiple Sclerosis forum provide valuable outlets for reducing our feelings of stress and with finding ways to connect with others that can discuss our symptoms of MS.   and with helping us to find out more about Multiple Sclerosis and about what treatments in complimentary medicine (both drug treatments along with alternative and natural ways)

Off line social connections

Those of us with the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis also have other off line options for finding ways to develop social connections with other people.

This includes:

*  Join MS support groups or Multiple Sclerosis support groups - this does often require us to find ways for us to be able to get a ride or have someone else attend the groups with us for us to attend a support group on a more regular basis (this also assumes that our health is doing well enough for us to be able to attend a group.)

 * Join Local social groups, near where we live, can also be an option.

 * If you are physically able to handle it, you could also volunteer to help out in different community groups or to visit people in the hospital or nursing homes or volunteer to be involved in whatever you would enjoy helping others with.

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