Drugs

Three weeks of taking Fampridine

Three weeks of taking Fampridine

Friday, 22 December, I think that date will be etched on my memory for many years. Three weeks of taking Fampridine. I knew it’d helped me but the icy test was going to be measuring my new walking speed. Had Fampridine increased my walking speed enough for me to receive it on prescription? Three weeks […]

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Progressive multiple sclerosis treatment

Progressive multiple sclerosis treatment

Options for progressive multiple sclerosis treatment are non-existent. If you have recently been diagnosed with MS then there are treatments available to reduce and even stop progression. That is fantastic news but it is too late for so many people. I am one of those people If you have progressive MS then the outlook is […]

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Seven days during the Rio Olympics

Seven days during the Rio Olympics

There are days when living with MS is really not too bad and there are days when it is awful. There are even days when it can be exciting. This has been a week when I have gone through all of these emotions and more. I even broke my Leki walking stick in a dramatic […]

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Something prevents a good sleep

Something prevents a good sleep

It all started in the middle of last year, 2015, I had an appointment to see a urology consultant. I was having problems with leaking urine before I inserted a catheter to have a pee. Only very very occasionally was there a total disaster. Accidents do happen and very occasionally I have to change my […]

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A visit to the dentist and an overactive bladder

A visit to the dentist and an overactive bladder

Too many multiple sclerosis sufferers have an overactive bladder. The chances are that you will have a prescription for ‘anti-cholinergic’ drugs. These drugs stop the bladder going into spasm and that’s a good thing. Sadly there is no such thing as a free dinner, these drugs have several side effects. I had a dental appointment and […]

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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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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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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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