L'hermitte's Sign can hit you at any moment, usually when you're least expecting it - Here our guestblogger Emily explains what it is like living with this MS symptom
When Martin Baum first learned Coronation Street was to introduce an MS storyline, his immediate reaction was one of "wariness tinged with optimism". Here he gives his verdict on how MS has been represented by the soaps over the years.
Jo Wessell took part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride for the MS Trust in September last year. Here she reflects on “the most amazing experience”
Back in November, MS Trust supporter Trish Deykin was awarded The Times Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration in recognition of her amazing achievements in the triathlon. Here, Trish tells us about her journey with MS, how staying active has helped her deal with the condition and why she’s determined not to let MS stop her following her dreams.
As BBC defence correspondent, Caroline Wyatt was used to being a stone’s throw from some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. But nothing could have prepared her for the daily battle that is MS. Here, Caroline tells us about adapting to life with MS, her experience of stem cell treatment, and her hopes for the future.
We were thrilled to recently announce the appointment of our first ever Advanced MS Champion, Lindsay Lord, based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and covering Greater Manchester. Here, we talk to Lindsay about the vital importance of this new role and her determination to make a difference for people with advanced MS.
Lucy Phillips was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2016 – just three months before her wedding day. Here, Lucy talks dealing with loneliness, finding support, and staying positive.
Living with a long-term condition like MS does not only mean facing physical challenges, it can mean overcoming mental challenges too. Around half of all people with MS will experience depression at some point in their life. But depression is treatable, and understanding what support is out there if you are feeling low is really important. So at a time of year when the post-Christmas blues have well and truly kicked in, we’re focusing on the talking therapies that are available to help improve low mood. Here we look at counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Pain in MS can come in many different forms. Burning, throbbing, aching, stabbing, numbness and crawling are just some of the many ways that people with MS describe it. To shed some light on how pain is managed in MS, we put some of your questions to consultant nurse in pain management, Sue Barnes.