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13 September 2017

When Wayne first started experiencing tingling and weakness in his hand and wrist, he ignored it "like a typical bloke". But then six months later, in May this year, he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. Here he tells us about coming to terms with the diagnosis, starting treatment, and why he's determined to "keep smiling".

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11 August 2016
Wooden doll lying back with exhaustion

Many MS symptoms seem invisible to other people. This blog explores some of the reasons for this and suggests what you could do to raise awareness.

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30 June 2016

Jane from the Information Team blogs about why many people with MS find that their symptoms get worse when they are hot. 

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07 January 2016
Glass of water over flowing bladder or bowel problems, you're not alone

People are too embarrassed to talk about bladder or bowel problems with health professionals and don’t know what help is available, this is the finding of new guidance from NHS England that aims to improve continence services. 

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17 June 2015

Earlier this week our Director of Service Development, Amy Bowen, was asked by a national paper to comment on the issue of medicinal cannabis in MS, and in particular Sativex, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity. When published, Amy’s interview was edited down to a couple of lines in a larger article. Here she explores some of the difficult issues around cannabis use in MS in more depth

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11 August 2014

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.

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16 May 2014
Bladder problems are a common symptom of MS

Around 75 per cent of people with MS experience bladder problems and these can have a big impact on your everyday life. However it is often possible to treat these and simple management strategies can make a real difference.

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09 August 2012

Neuropathic or nerve pain is an invisible but debilitating symptom of multiple sclerosis.  A pain consultant writes about how this can be managed.

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05 February 2009

Stress is a common and sometimes unavoidable part of life, but it may be possible to control stress by changing the situation in order to limit the stressful elements or by learning to change how you react to stressful events.  Psychologist Dr Gail Kinman looks at causes of stress and ways to manage it.

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