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Neurology waiting room in hospital

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People waiting, wondering, dreading, hoping It is not fair. Nobody deserves to be here. Nobody is ever prepared to hear what the stranger in front of them has to say. A neurologist looks at your test results, gazing, thinking. Do they wonder how they will tell you that from this minute onwards, ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 22 2014 01:00 PM

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A Patient's Voice: EMSP Recap

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Whenever I meet a fellow MS-er, I ask them their name, where they are from and what meds they are on. It doesn’t take long to move on to the benefits of their prescribed drug and if they outweigh the side effects brought into their everyday lives. Some side effects and limitations of a drug...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday May 15 2014 11:30 AM

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Brain Atrophy

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While in Barcelona, I was lucky to hear Dr. Frederik Barkhof speak about medical imaging in relation to MS and the topic of brain atrophy. Dr. Barkhof is a professor in Neuroradiology in Vrije University Medical Centre, Amsterdam. During his presentation it was mentioned that there is an incre...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday May 08 2014 11:01 AM

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Falling Awake to Fatigue

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What is this MS ‘Fatigue’ people talk about and why does it get the blame for so much? This week Emma Rogan takes a closer look at its affects, what remedies are available and how she manages her daily visitor  "A wake-up call doesn't come harsher than this!" I thought...

Published by Emma Rogan on Thursday May 01 2014 11:00 AM

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Meet Lucina Russell...

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'Lucina has just turned fabulous forty, works full time as an arts officer with a local authority. She is a keen gardener, who battles to keep an acre in Poppy Cottage under control. Lucina has 6 year twins, Leon and Mya. Diagnosed with RRMS in 2011' Going Public The way things happened, I didn...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday April 24 2014 11:00 AM

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Death and Dignity

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The View from Here: Opinions on a Life with Multiple Sclerosis Author's note: I must warn that I am quite passionate about the topic of today’s blog post. I suspect that there are a lot of passions on the topic and it may be the most difficult I’ll tackle in our pages.  I expect...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday April 17 2014 11:00 AM

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