15 episodes

Ardra Shephard brings her confessional/informational blog Tripping On Air to the podcast airways where she spills the tea on what it’s really like to live with MS. Joining Ardra is co-host Alex Hajjar (Social Animals podcast), an MS expert by marriage. Tune in monthly as Ardra and Alex explore the dynamics between patients and partners, share chronic-illness life-hacks, and dish about everything from symptoms to stigma. Tripping On Air invites the cool kids of chronic illness to hang out, have a laugh, learn some tips, and above all, feel seen.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Ardra Shephard brings her confessional/informational blog Tripping On Air to the podcast airways where she spills the tea on what it’s really like to live with MS. Joining Ardra is co-host Alex Hajjar (Social Animals podcast), an MS expert by marriage. Tune in monthly as Ardra and Alex explore the dynamics between patients and partners, share chronic-illness life-hacks, and dish about everything from symptoms to stigma. Tripping On Air invites the cool kids of chronic illness to hang out, have a laugh, learn some tips, and above all, feel seen.

    What the Heck is Smouldering MS?

    What the Heck is Smouldering MS?

    Ever wondered why your MS seems to be getting worse even though you’re not having any relapses? Your MRI is stable but you feel anything but?

    We’re speaking with Dr. Jiwon Oh of the BARLO MS Centre about what the heck Smouldering MS is and what we can do about it. Whether you’re hearing about Smouldering MS for the first time or you’re looking for the latest in scientific research, you’re not going to want to miss this episode.

    • 37 min
    How to Reinvent When MS (or Anything Else) Threatens Your Sense of Purpose

    How to Reinvent When MS (or Anything Else) Threatens Your Sense of Purpose

    Losing a sense of purpose can be one of the more devastating invisible symptoms of MS. But perfect health is not a prerequisite for a life of meaning. On this episode of the Tripping On Air podcast we’re talking about how to reinvent when MS (or anything) tries to get in the way of your identity and sense of purpose.

    • 27 min
    2023 Holiday Gift Guide

    2023 Holiday Gift Guide

    The annual Tripping On Air Holiday Gift guide is here and it’s bigger and better than ever, because we know that the right gift can make MS, or any chronic illness, suck just a little bit less. We’ve got 19 gifts for people with MS and more than two thousand dollars worth of giveaways you do not want to miss.

    • 45 min
    Skip The Mistletoe: 12 Tips For Tripping Through The Holidays With MS

    Skip The Mistletoe: 12 Tips For Tripping Through The Holidays With MS

    Whether it’s fatigue, concerns about accessibility, or even sensory overload, MS can make the festive season feel like more trouble than it’s worth. If you’re tempted to just stay home and sit the celebrations out, this episode is for you. We’ve got 12 tips to make sure your social life isn’t a casualty of MS. Plus, you’re gonna wanna share this episode with the party people in your life, because we’ve got tips for what your friends and family can do to make sure you can all enjoy the holidays together.

    • 37 min
    Sick Little Secret: The Pros and Cons of Coming Out with MS

    Sick Little Secret: The Pros and Cons of Coming Out with MS

    One third of people with MS keep their diagnosis classified. Of those, one in ten hide their MS from family members and romantic partners. We chat with Juan Garrido, a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ and MS communities about the parallels between homophobia and ableism and how ultimately being accepted for who you are starts with accepting and loving yourself.

    • 33 min
    The Truth About MS And Mortality

    The Truth About MS And Mortality

    Newer, highly effective medications mean that MS outcomes are improving and that there's a lot to be hopeful about. This episode isn't meant to scare you, but to clarify what it means to die due to complications from MS, so that you can minimize your risk factors and live your best possible life.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

cbatkins ,

5 STARS for these 2 STARS

Ardra & Alex are so fantastic at talking about the hard stuff while making us laugh. So very appreciated.

Great for fast editing ,

Arda is legit

I could listen to Adra all day. She’s real and smart and funny. Thank you so much for doing the amazing work you do!

Quiltymama4 ,

Yes!!!!!!!

Spot on, all the things I think about daily. A 10 star review worthy podcast. Thank you!!!!

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