06 January 2017
Andrew Langley

Author and MS Trust supporter Andrew Langley was diagnosed with MS after going blind with optic neuritis on the eve of his 30th birthday. In this guest blog, he talks New Year’s resolutions, coming to terms with his diagnosis and channelling his musical hero David Bowie. 

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14 November 2016
how to keep the brain active

Juggling having MS and having a small child isn't the easiest at times. For the blogger of poorlyparents it was very important to try to keep her brain as active as possible. In this guest blog she explains how she is getting on with her blog and how technology can help you to be creative.

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07 November 2016
Penman family

Melissa tells us about her family's involvement with Tae Kwon-Do and why they are holding a sponsored kick to support the MS Trust.

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01 August 2016
Amelia* was diagnosed with MS two years ago when she was 14. *Names have been changed

Amelia talks about her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) two years ago at the age of 14 and how she has become more positive and optimistic for the future

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12 July 2016

Being diagnosed with MS is the beginning of a long, unpredicatable journey. In Denmark, people are offered a two-week residential course on adjusting to their new life with MS. Tim Wardman went on one and reports back on what he learned.

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08 June 2016
Pia Reynolds

Pia Reynolds, advisory group lay member for the MS Trust’s project MS Forward View, explains what it’s like to represent people with MS in this innovative project.

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05 May 2016
Mags Lewis

Mags Lewis was diagnosed with MS in 1994. After a career as a manager in the NHS, she’s now the Green Party disability spokesperson, and hopes to stand as the party’s candidate for Leicester at the next general election. She tells Open Door why she thinks it’s important for people with MS to get involved and make a difference.

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27 April 2016
Hayley Budge Orkney

Hayley Budge from Orkney tells us about her winning Tulip necklace design, which has inspired a jewellery collection that is on sale now to raise funds for the MS Trust.

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11 February 2016
Plane in field

At the age of 62 and living with MS, Judi Hall decided she wanted to seize every opportunity for adventure. This prompted her to sign up for a sponsored skydive as part of our Jump in June campaign last summer. In this article she tells us all about her jump and the inspiration behind it.

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05 November 2015
Choosing a disease  modifying drug:  Anna's story

Anna is 29 and was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2012. She has been taking Avonex, but is now reconsidering her options. She volunteered to test drive the new MS Decisions and was very impressed.

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29 September 2015
Finding the disease modifying drug that's right for me

Rosanna Cook shares her experiences around choosing a disease modifying drug: "Don't rush into anything, take time to weigh up the pros and cons and don’t ever feel like you are alone, there are people who can and want to help."

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28 September 2015

Kate Milne, who was diagnosed with MS in 2012, blogs about choosing a disease modifying drug: "I think anybody else facing this decision needs to look at what is important for them."

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21 October 2014

Yesterday we reported on our survey which found that only 12 per cent of people with MS felt they got all the information they needed when they were diagnosed. The impact of this information gap can be profound. Many people who took part in our survey told us that they felt they had to do their own research on the internet. What they found was often overwhelming, sometimes misleading and certainly not tailored for them.

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11 August 2014

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.

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08 May 2014

Gemma Berryman was diagnosed with MS when she was just 16 years old. Six years on, she has decided not to let her condition stop her following her dreams and she hopes to inspire other young people with MS by sharing her story here.

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20 February 2014

Jill Lovell has lived with MS for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of the MS Trust since the early days. Here she looks back on some of the big changes of the last 21 years.

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21 August 2013

With a glittering career as a chef, restaurant owner and lecturer, Jonathan Reen was in the prime of his life. Then, at the age of 46, he was diagnosed with primary progressive MS. For six months, as his symptoms got worse, he had to give up the work he loved. But now, after a period of readjustment, he’s set up Urban Chefs, a new business offering cooking lessons to people in their own homes. Here he explains how his lifelong passion for food has kept him going through the ups and downs.

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17 May 2013

Diane Evans on the inappropriate and unthinking ways that some people talk to a person with multiple sclerosis and why it’s best to stop, look and listen before holding forth on MS

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06 July 2012

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.

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29 November 2011

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.

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