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Multiple Sclerosis is a Long Term Condition as well as a progressive physical disabiity. Almost certainly it will have a serious impact on your health and it will get worse over time

Can You Cure Multiple Sclerosis

Can You Cure Multiple Sclerosis

Can you cure multiple sclerosis (MS)? It is a question that would always receive a negative reply. Recent medical developments, described as miraculous, can now lead to a cure for MS. People newly diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) can have their immune system rebooted using stem cells extracted from their bone marrow.  Before […]

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Memory is definitely getting

Memory is definitely getting

The Cognitive Rehabilitation for Attention and Memory in people with Multiple Sclerosis (CRAMMS) study will focus on these MS related symptoms and begin to recruit patients in April 2015. I already know that I have a very poor memory. What do I use to help my memory and make my life with multiple sclerosis that little bit easier? The […]

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Are You a Frequent Faller? I Am.

Are You a Frequent Faller? I Am.

  Only too often people with SPMS are described as frequent fallers; I am.  There are usually only a couple of reasons but you ignore them at your own peril. Drop foot I have a leg that does not do what it is told, sometimes known as drop foot. I’m unable to lift my left […]

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The symptoms and progression of MS

The symptoms and progression of MS

The symptoms and progression of MS are unique for everyone. It is both a complicated and complex disease. I believe that Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis are different diseases. I always thought this was a possibility. RRMS comes and goes, SPMS gradually nibbles away at the central nervous system and the […]

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Multiple sclerosis patients are missing out on drugs

Multiple sclerosis patients are missing out on drugs

The BBC has published a report that shows too many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are missing out on drugs. A survey of more than 10,000 adults with MS showed that many were missing out on the seven licensed medicines approved for use. Access to disease modifying treatments (DMT) varied across the four countries of the […]

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A Healthy Life

A Healthy Life

Everyone says how important it is to stay healthy. Do I hear you say ‘How can I be healthy when I’ve got a disability?’ Disabled does not mean unhealthy As a general rule, if you lead a healthy life then you are looking after yourself and your disability at the same time.  Here are some […]

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Biogen, Elan seek okay for first-line Tysabri use in MS

Biogen, Elan seek okay for first-line Tysabri use in MS

Biogen Idec and Elan have filed for approval to sell their drug Tysabri The application is for the drug to be used as a first-line treatment for multiple sclerosis, a move that could boost sales of the drug. Demand for Tysabri has been curtailed due to concerns over its association with a potentially fatal infection […]

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Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosis

Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosis

A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) Thickness of retina to monitor MS In a trial involving 164 people with multiple sclerosis (MS), those with thinning of their retina had earlier and more active MS. A simple eye test may offer a fast and […]

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Balance

Balance

Balance, its something you take for granted Balance, its a complex matter. Something you take completely for granted. You never think how many of the day to day activities involve balance. Take these examples, climbing a flight of stairs , running, carrying a cup even just  sitting on a chair all of these require balance. […]

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Orkney islands highest rate of multiple sclerosis

Orkney islands highest rate of multiple sclerosis

One in every 170 women in the islands has the degenerative neurological disease – and the incidence rate is rising The Orkney Islands in Scotland have the highest recorded incidence of Multiple Sclerosis in the world. This news adds weight to the theory that the absence of sunlight could be a factor. For many years […]

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

I saw a tweet about spotting the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and how you could save a child’s life. Are you Type 1 diabetes aware? Probably not, the symptoms are difficult to spot. If in doubt get a blood test, very simple and a possible life saver  Type 1 diabetes It is a Long […]

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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D, its the sunshine vitamin.and has several important functions. Among other things it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body. These nutrients are needed to give you stronger bones and help to keep your teeth healthy. Click here to buy Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU, Softgels Why not read the article Could Vitamin D […]

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Multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence

Multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence

Newly diagnosed with MS? For many people receiving a diagnosis is a mixed blessing. Now you have an explanation for those odd things that have been happening to you. You also have an incurable disease that is going to get progressively worse. Do not let MS stop you doing what you enjoy. Slowly your symptoms […]

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It’s like being switched off

It’s like being switched off

Chronic fatigue dominates the lives of people with multiple sclerosis – and other long-term conditions. Here Alison Potts, who has had MS for 20 years, tells how it affects her life. Fatigue is a debilitating state of physical and mental exhaustion that comes crashing down suddenly and without warning attacking – among other things – […]

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New drug hope for thousands of MS sufferers

New drug hope for thousands of MS sufferers

The first pill for MS sufferers is set to be approved for use on the NHS offering hope for thousands with the debilitating condition I know this is an old article but anything that offers hope to MS sufferers must be welcomed. NICE have decided to approve the drug fingolimod after the price was discounted. […]

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Cannabis fails to slow progress of multiple sclerosis in UK study

Cannabis fails to slow progress of multiple sclerosis in UK study

Cannabis capsules failed to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in a large British study. There were quite a high expectations that trials of (THC), a key active ingredient in cannabis, would prove to be a treatment for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Currently there is nothing available for sufferers of SPMS except symptom relief. […]

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Clonazepam

Clonazepam

Recently I wrote as few lines on the MS Forum saying that I had been prescribed Clonazepam and how it had stopped my legs twitching during the night as well as stopping the pain in my thighs. Not only was I now getting a good night’s sleep but so was my wife, a win-win situation. […]

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Sleep just happens

Sleep just happens

Sleep just happens, it is a wonderful thing. The past At night after a few minutes reading my book I would turn off the bed side light, shut my eyes and next thing it’s the morning and I felt refreshed. Sometimes I had to get up for a pee or a drink of water cos […]

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