1710955 tn?1309446473

Good books

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good books for the newly dx?  Someone said MS for Dummies. Are there any others that are a must read?

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Hi I agree with the book "Women Living with MS"   It helped me a lot to read some of the stories of the women - things that I thought were only happening to me - I realized were happening to others.   I found books like this were more comforting than something that was more "medical".

Good Luck
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1710955 tn?1309446473
Thanks everyone. I'm going to look into them tonight when my lil ones are in bed!
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572651 tn?1530999357
The MS Foundation has a number of booklets available, each with a specific topic.


MSF just sent me a copy of 100 Questions and Answers About Multiple Sclerosis, by Dr. William Sheremata.  I am impressed with what I have read so far - its format is easy to understand.  First the Dr. addresses a specific question with the medical answer and then one of his patients gives the view from the patuient's perspective.    It is also available through Amazon..........  You can preview this gem on Amazon and decide if you like its style.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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382218 tn?1341181487
I also liked Dr. Weiner's book and MS for Dummies.

And also these ones:

When the Diagnosis Is Multiple Sclerosis: Help, Hope, & Insights from an Affected Physician
Kym Orsetti Furney MD

The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis
Carol A. Turkington

Blindsided: Lifting A Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir
Richard M Cohen

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1710955 tn?1309446473
Mary- they do have a library but I'd prefer to buy one that I can use for a reference when I need it.

Alex-I called them and they just have one for people with the progressive form. And of course the ones you can borrow.

And thanks Millsinc!
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1660929 tn?1319758789
The below book is going good thus far for me and the MS for Dummies I also found very imformative

"Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Conversations on Living, Laughing and Coping" by Judith Lynn Nichols
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667078 tn?1316000935
The National MS Society has a free book for the newly diagnosed and lots of other literature.

For an in depth look at MS    Curing MS: How Science Is Solving the Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis by Howard L. Weiner (Oct 25, 2005)  it explains where MS research and treatment has developed.

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1045086 tn?1332126422
I'll have to think about this a little because specific titles aren't coming to mind.  You do have to be careful about where you get specific information.  It can often be misleading, old or down-right wrong.

I personally preferred books written by people with MS who talked about how they lived with their symptoms rather than tried to explain all the medical aspects.

The buckeye chapter (OH) of the National MS Society has a lending library of books and DVDs that they send out free of charge and with free return shipping.  Maybe Kentucky has something similar if you want to try some titles without purchasing right away.

I do remember one interesting book by a UK chick.  It dealt a lot with her struggle for diagnosis and treatment.  The cover illustration was a cartoonish drawing of an ultra slim woman in high heels.  It seems the title matched that but it isn't coming to me.  Maybe later.....

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