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Traveling with multiple sclerosis

My daughter is traveling on a airplane what suggestions can you give her and she is traveling to Florida

  1. Hi ! How kind of you to research on your daughter's behalf. Here is an article from one of our advocates with a check list for traveling with MS: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/the-ultimate-travel-checklist-for-msers. I hope this helps. Is she fully mobile or does she need assistance at the airport or while on the plane? Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. she is fully mobile.

  2. My daughter is a new ms patient. She is 19 years old just diagnosed and she is in the middle of changing neurologist we are tracking in two weeks to Florida.

    1. I am glad to hear she is mobile, . I hope you find some good information in the articles Erin and I shared. Do you have specific concerns for the trip? Hydration is super important and she might also want to get up and move at some point if the flight is more than two hours. Stress can make MS symptoms worse, so anything you can do to relieve stress on her trip is likely to help. I am guessing you are new to this community since your daughter was only recently diagnosed. Welcome! Please feel free to reach out to me or to any other moderator if you need information and can't find it. Here is an article for people new to MS that you might want tp share with your daughter: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/advice-for-newly-diagnosed. This particular advocate was diagnosed at 14 and is now mom to four kids, including triplets. I hope this helps. Thinking of you both! - Lori (Team Member)

  3. Difficulty for me as my MS progressed, and not in a good way, was always difficult. We were given the first seats right behind 1st class because it was a bit roomier, but!!!! The bathroom was at the tail end of the plane and difficult to get there and navigate the smallness. As one of my least favorite symptom was lack of bladder control, therefore the fear of not making it was always there. Finally a couple of years ago a new med came out and it totally licked that problem. Mobility can be difficult for sure, being prepared helps.

    1. - glad to hear how your trip to Florida turned out. My MS is more troublesome with balance and navigation problems - I try to get around with a cane instead of a walker. My husband and I will be going down to Florida on the train renting a room instead of riding coach - hopefully, that will make things easier for me. I'm anxious to relocate after spending most of my life here - looking forward to the warm weather, elevators, and step-in showers.

  4. , hello! I hope your daughter's flight experience is a smooth one, but I know that's not a guarantee, especially in our current travel situation. I know Lori shared one article with helpful travel tips, but I wanted to share another one as well -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/traveling-ms-need-know. Hopefully, we're not overwhelming you with information! I hope between the two articles, you glean some tips your daughter can use.


    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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