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Access to Treatments


When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was given information on a number of drugs. At the time I felt that being diagnosed in my early twenties would have to work to my advantage as I would get on treatment faster and have it working in my system for a long time. As my MS was extremely active in t...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Wednesday May 28 2014 10:00 AM

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Access: 'Plan My Journey'


I’m sure Boris Johnson didn’t have me in mind when he was making London more accessible. More like the 20 million spectator journeys he had to facilitate during the 2012 Olympic Games! Anyhow, I was very happy to reap the benefits of his logistical nightmare when I was planning a trip...

Published by Joan Jordan on Monday May 26 2014 02:21 PM

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Neurology waiting room in hospital


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


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


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


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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