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With less than a year to go before the next general election, the Neurological Alliance has launched its manifesto. This sets out some key policy asks that are applicable across the full spectrum of neurological conditions including MS.
Following a year of hard work and preparation for a continuous 289 mile triathlon from London to Paris, Jo Rodda was unfortunately unable to set off on her planned date due to adverse weather.
Congratulations to the five MS Trust supporters who completed the 3 Cities cycle ride last week and cycled almost 350 miles from London to Brussels via Amsterdam!
Dimethyl fumarate (BG-12, Tecfidera) will start to be available on the NHS in England and Wales from November following final guidance from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).
On 30 August, Ben Naughton (pictured right) will be taking on his first of five events to raise money for the MS Trust. Starting with the Rubicon Half Iron Man, Ben will complete five events in just five weeks! He is also taking on the Coniston Chill Swim (5.25 miles), Marathon Row at Cross Fit HG3, London to Paris cycle ride and finishing with the Berlin Marathon on 28 September. Here Ben tells us why he is taking on these incredible challenges.
MS Trust supporter Liz Thompson will be holding another garden party this summer as part of our My Garden Party campaign. And you're all invited!
Brighten up an October evening with a fabulous night of great food, live music and magic in the historic Studley Castle, set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
Sativex (nabiximols) has been recommended by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) for use within NHS Wales for the treatment of MS-related spasticity.
As a medical student just finishing my second year, this was all I knew about MS before my summer holiday began.
The long summer holidays of student life can be a blessing and a curse – the first few weeks may be heaven, but boredom is likely to ensue if the student has nothing to do. Fortunately my University runs a scheme which allows students to work for a charity for four weeks over the summer; the charity I chose to help was the MS Trust.
There really isn’t anything better than live performance. Many of us are in our 20s-30s when we get our diagnosis, and, speaking personally, I was right in the sweet spot of my musical fanaticism. I’m 40 now and I was diagnosed with MS around 10 years ago. I’ve continued to attend gigs, and occasionally play in them too. Like many things which people with any form of disability do, they invariably require a certain level of planning. I’m also more selective about the gigs I go to, but I think that’s mostly to do with having a three-yearold daughter rather than a decrease in mobility.
In the May issue of Open Door we covered pregnancy and MS. In this issue we look at some of the questions mums with MS ask about childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.
"I probably go to the match more now than I did before I had MS. And I enjoy it even more too!”
Everyone has good days and bad days but no mood lasts for ever. In Graham’s book, Feel Good, he looks at techniques for improving your mood and coping with whatever comes your way.
As I write I’m preparing for Glastonbury 2014. This will be my twelfth time at the most famous music festival in the world. As a 19-year-old student in 1993, bumbling along to something I’d barely heard of with a ticket I’d bought the week before, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Graham and Nicki Law got married in 1997. Since then they’ve discovered that they are one of only a handful of couples in the UK where both partners have MS. Here they share their story and explain how they’ve found that mindfulness can help them deal with their symptoms and support each other.
Amelia Southard is a writer and blogger who lives in Devon. She was diagnosed with MS in 2002. Earlier this year she took part in the MS Trust Continence Question Time, a series of short videos looking at some common MS bowel and bladder problems.
When I was first diagnosed, the most frustrating thing was that I could no longer wear high heels. I was also worried I may no longer be able to drive my lovely classic car. Fortunately I was still ok to drive but the heels went to the back of the wardrobe.
A recent article in the Irish Times explores the role of language in the diagnosis of life-challenging conditions including multiple sclerosis.