ActiveMSers provides motivation and inspiration to those with a disability to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of challenges.
Dave Bexfield, the founder of ActiveMSers, was misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. In 2021, a full 17 years later, he discovered he was instead afflicted with Lyme disease. He has been writing about the unbelievable experience since the spring of 2022, publishing the serial memoir Sit Down Before Reading. All content regarding this book has been moved to the memoir’s official website: www.SitDownBeforeReading.com.
NOTE: All website content on ActiveMSers has been archived to continue assisting those living with multiple sclerosis or other disability. This content will not be updated to reflect Dave’s new diagnosis. The 15-part welcome newsletter series will continue for all new subscribers. Join here.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT //
Exercise—strength, aerobic and stretching—consistently has demonstrated across-the-board improvements in quality of life for anyone with a disability, but there's much more to this than a better QOL. Here’s how to start getting fit (and stay that way).
The Complete Guide to Exercising with a Disability
access articles, interviews, videos, forum discussions and more
MOST POPULAR //
don't-miss content on ActiveMSers
Start here to learn how to start getting a handle on your disease. Hang in there, you can so do this!
GUIDE: EXERCISING WITH MS
ActiveMSers has prepared the internet’s most complete guide for getting fit with a disability.
THE FLAWED ARGUMENTS OF GOING DRUG-FREE
Want to treat your MS “naturally” and avoid DMTs? Read this essay first.
EXPLAINING MS FATIGUE
Well-meaning friends and family have no clue what dealing with MS fatigue is like. This’ll help.
GUIDE: COOLING VESTS
ActiveMSers is the world’s leading source for reviewing & testing cooling vests. Our top recommendations.
JUST LAUGH ALREADY!
This trio of toilet tales will tickle even the most stubborn funny bone. Includes hilarious nudity.
It’s so tempting to compare yourself with others—the healthy, the diseased, even the “old you.” Don’t dare fall into this trap.
GUIDE: TRAVELING WITH MS
With gobs of firsthand experience of traveling the world, ActiveMSers shows you how it’s done with a disability.
MEET DAVE //
founder of ActiveMSers
My goal with ActiveMSers is to provide practical information on how to stay active (physically, intellectually, and socially)—when traveling, playing in the outdoors, exercising, or just plain enjoying life—regardless of our disabling diseases and the sometimes-devastating symptoms they throw at us. With MS Diagnosed, I hope my story will challenge both you and the medical establishment to reexamine life with a progressive disease, send reverberating shockwaves throughout the disabled community, rewrite the rulebook of healthcare, all while potentially changing your entire future."