Life with MS
Real people share their own unique experiences of living with MS: the good, the bad and everything in between
Drugs and treatment stories
People with MS different experiences of MS drugs and treatments, from DMDs to alternative therapies
Newly diagnosed stories
Childhood MS stories
Children and young people share their experiences of living with MS and the challenges it brings
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Are you healthy? Pretty much? Imagine you’re standing, there, wherever you are just now – living room, office, street – and someone runs over and gives you a shove. Of course, you’re shocked. Sure, your arm might hurt a bit where they pushed you. But basically, you’re OK. Your feet are firmly planted on solid ground.
But it’s different for me and other like me: people with dreadful, crippling fatigue caused by a long term illness such as MS, CFS/ME, lupus, cancer etc.
Dating with MS
An interesting conversation started on Twitter. How do disabled folks date? The big question was about how to appeal to a potential partner. Kevin Ward sheds some light on the options.Read more
On 'Coming Out'
After disclosing my MS in a pretty unabashed fashion in a national broadsheet (The Independent) last November I thought I was done with ‘coming out’ about my disease. Then this summer a BBC researcher got in touch about a series for Radio 4 and wondered whether I’d be interested in telling my story for their series.Read more
Intrathecal baclofen - who for and when?
Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is an invasive treatment for spasticity and spasms. It used to be thought of as a last resort but more recently both health professionals and people with MS are realising it can help to keep people mobile and well without the side effects often experienced by oral medications. Dr Val Stevenson discusses the treatment and Carmel Mackey, who uses a baclofen pump, talks about how it has affected her lifeRead more
From the end of the World to the end of the Wall
My story is all too familiar, six years ago I was happily married with one little girl and another baby girl due any day. Then I was diagnosed with something called MS.Read more
Janet's diary- Peru trek 2006
At last, after all the months of preparation we finally met all of our fellow trekkers at Heathrow, together with Sally and Charlotte from Skyline and the doctors on the trek - Graham and Marc - and set off on the first leg of our journey to New York's JFK airport.Read more