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Default 10 Inspiring Multiple Sclerosis Instagram Accounts You Have to Follow

This is a cool surprise. If you don't follow me yet on Instagram, maybe give it a look. -D

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10 Inspiring Multiple Sclerosis Instagram Accounts You Have to Follow

These individuals are taking charge of MS — and sharing their journey with the world.

By Jill Waldbieser

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is often referred to as an invisible illness. Symptoms like fatigue, pain, and mobility problems vary widely from person to person and are often undetectable to others — and misunderstood.

“Unless you live with a chronic neurological condition, you really don’t know what it’s like,” says Kathy Costello, MS, CRNP, MSCN, a nurse practitioner and the associate vice president of Healthcare Access for the National MS Society. “It can be incredibly isolating.”

One thing that’s helping to break through the isolation is Instagram. The visual social media platform hosts a thriving MS community, where members support, encourage, and educate not only each other but those who don’t have MS. “Seeing others in situations similar to yours posting things they’re able to do, and seeing how they’ve developed resilience in the face of a disease that has so many unpredictable challenges,” says Costello, “is hugely motivating.”

Costello says that many people who have MS began to follow the actress Selma Blair after Blair shared the news of her diagnosis, drawing inspiration from her story. But celebrity feeds aren’t the only ones worth following. There are plenty of people who are living great lives with MS, and their stories can be a source of hope, humor, and help. “Sharing their own powerful stories helps others understand the many faces MS has and the fact that it doesn’t shut your life down,” says Costello. “Giving someone back that confidence when this disease has robbed them of so much can be really powerful.”

Here are 10 Instagram feeds to inspire you, whether or not you have MS or know someone who does.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/multi...agram-accounts
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