MS & Me: A Community Blog for People Living with MS

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Death and Dignity


The View from Here: Opinions on a Life with Multiple Sclerosis Author's note: I must warn that I am quite passionate about the topic of today’s blog post. I suspect that there are a lot of passions on the topic and it may be the most difficult I’ll tackle in our pages.  I expect...

Published by Trevis on Thursday April 17 2014 11:00 AM

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But You Look So Good


My white blood cells have been on the naughty-step for more than a month now. The first blood test said they were low. The next one said that they were EVEN lower. I gave another sample last week and haven’t heard back yet. I should really call the hospital but I just remembered that I was ...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday April 10 2014 11:00 AM

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Meet Willeke


Willeke moved to Ireland from her native Belgium in 2002. Diagnosed in 2005, she was intent on being a voluntary advocate for people with MS after her retirement 4 years later. Willeke has been described as inquisitive, tenacious and very independent. She hopes to keep on writing when her eyes pe...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday April 03 2014 11:00 AM

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Complementary and Alternative Treatments


Diagnosed with MS in 1988, I was told that there was no cause, no treatment and no cure and to add to my emotional turmoil there was no definitive diagnosis either. That didn’t leave a lot of hope for the future but my mother’s brother, who also had MS, helped me through the earlier d...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday March 27 2014 11:00 AM

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Challenges Facing Young MSers


While in Barcelona the topic of MS and Young Adults was discussed. It was interesting to me, as I am the youngest person I know with multiple sclerosis. I know some very inspirational people with MS who happen to be older than me, but I sometimes feel as if my concerns as a 26 year old are irrele...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday March 20 2014 11:00 AM

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Protecting Our Brain


Recently I was lucky enough to attend a media briefing in sunny Barcelona hosted by Novartis (makers of Gilenya) ahead of a conference - Advancing Research in MS and the Brain. The conference brought together leading neuroscientists and neurologists to identify gaps in knowledge and treatments o...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday March 13 2014 11:00 AM

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