A few years after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Elaine had to come to terms with using a wheelchair. In this inspirational guest blog she discusses her own journey of acceptance, the reaction of others, and the positive and negative sides of life in a wheelchair.
- Calnexin increases number of immune cells crossing blood-brain barrier
- My wife has MS and is no longer interested in any sexual contact
- Zinbryta withdrawn due to safety fears
- Sunshine exposure reduces MS risk
- Paralympian with MS
- Unsuccessful trial of PPMS drug
- Oily fish and risk of MS
- EBV prevalence
- Deaths associated with neurological conditions
- Radio play about MS
- Think Hand campaign launched
- ACTRIMS conference review
- The work of the MS Brain Bank
The MS Trust has launched a programme to pioneer a new role in MS services: Advanced MS Champions. But what difference will these champions make to people living with advanced MS?
Will I end up in a wheelchair?’ is often one of the first questions people ask when they are diagnosed with MS. For most people, the answer is NO, but if your mobility is affected by MS, you may find that a wheelchair - or other walking aid – actually gives you the freedom to continue doing the things you love and overcome some of the barriers MS presents, as Jerry explains in this guest blog.
- Encouraging stem cell results
- Tysabri and reducing relapse risk in pregnancy
- Stigma and depression
Increasing numbers of young people are being affected by MS - either because they have the disease themselves, or because a family member has been diagnosed. There isn’t enough reliable, accessible information to help them understand their condition. We’re determined to change this. But we need your help.