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More and more people with MS are signing up to Pilates classes to improve both their physical and emotional wellbeing. Open Door went along to a class at the MS Therapy Centre in Norwich to find out why this type of exercise is proving so popular among the MS community and to meet some of the men and women reaping the rewards
First Susan in Neighbours, then Nancy in Hollyoaks and now Johnny in Coronation Street: a series of soap characters have been diagnosed with MS. But is this a good way of raising awareness, or an unhelpful misrepresentation? We asked people on social media for their views.
When Denise Stephens was diagnosed with MS at the age of 24, she was disappointed to find that a lot of equipment recommended to her made her feel like she was “living in a hospital”. Determined to find things that worked for her, and share her discoveries with others, she founded Enabled by Design, a community of people passionate about design for all
- Access to disease modifying drugs
- The cost of MS
- Protecting cognitive reserve
- Diet and childhood MS
- Vitamin D and bone health
- Depression risk factors
After deciding to move on from running an accessible holiday centre, David Tucker started to experience many 'strange' symptoms. Five years later he was diagnosed with MS. Here David reflects on the journey he's been on and shares his hopes for the future.
- EMA restricts use of Zinbryta
- Kadeena Cox interview
- Breastfeeding, menstruation and risk of MS
A year on from his London to Paris cycle ride, Dave Evans reflects on the life-changing experience of cycling 300 miles alongside 40 other MS Trust supporters.
Christina McDonald was diagnosed with MS last November, just a few weeks before her 27th birthday. Here Christina tells us about the different emotions she’s experienced in the past few months and how she’s learnt to accept and process her diagnosis.
Alex did a presentation at her school assembly during MS Awareness Week to help her fellow students understand more about MS.
When Carla was diagnosed with MS in 2008, she felt like she’d lost control of her “body and future.” Here she explains how the Kubler-Ross Curve helped her come to terms with her MS diagnosis and to stay positive.
- Small study of lipoic acid for SPMS
- Living with hidden disabilities
- Types of vitamin D
- Stem cell tourism
- Carers' mental health
- Neurological conditions and mental health services
- Access to MS treatments in Wales
- Smell and progressive MS
Not content with just running the Great North Run, Jack Curtis plans to push a heavy sled over the same distance to raise funds to help people with MS.
- Cladribine recommended for European licence
- Glastonbury in an all-terrain wheelchair
- YouTube star behind Pixiwoo beauty empire reveals she has MS
- Enjoying family life
- TV wedding
Jody Cass decided to set herself a challenge for her 40th year as a way to get fit and raise some money for the MS Trust.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended that a licence should be granted for cladribine (Mavenclad) for the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis.
- Smoking and progressive MS
- MRI scans and disability levels
- Suicide risk measured
- European vaccine ruling
- Ocrelizumab and disease activity
After a tough few years following her MS diagnosis, Kat Martin stepped into the light and decided to do something to challenge herself.
A team of family and friends who call themselves the MS Dossers took part in our 50-mile cycle challenge at Goodwood in May.
Tim Jones, diagnosed with MS in 2011, talks about juggling MS with being a dad to his 8-year-old daughter, Hannah.
Patricia Gachagan was diagnosed with MS 11 years ago, shortly after the birth of her son Elliot. Here she talks about coming to terms with the diagnosis, accepting that it’s OK to be different and why she was inspired to write about her journey with MS.