Category: MS

Do I have stupid written on my forehead?

Can you recall what life was like before this craziness started? Nope? Neither can I. There is a bit of mental derailing going on right now. Fatigue is back with a vengeance. I am so excellent in not sleeping well, that when I do, it’s a reason to organise a party, or rather, a pyjama gala. Sponsored by MS. And it’s undoubtedly impacting my … Read More Do I have stupid written on my forehead?

The five-second MS rant

In technical terms, there is ‘cross talk’ between nerve fibres that carry sensations such as touch and vibration to the brain and those that carry sharp pain. In MS, this cross talk is caused by loss of myelin – fatty substance that covers nerve fibres – on the trigeminal nerve. The damaged nerves react to touch sensations and send incorrect pain signals to the brain.

Magnetic voices

Life with MS is about adaptation. What you can do, however, is listen to the voice of reason, no matter how hard it might seem. It might say that you will need time, rest, medicines, a decent medical team and a seriously good dose of positivity to go through life.

15 Essential MS Websites (2017)

  Barts MS Blog Multiple Sclerosis on Neurology Times MS Trust Shift MS National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Multiple Sclerosis Research News Multiple Sclerosis News Today MedMerits: Multiple Sclerosis Center Healthline, Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK) The MS Society of Ireland MultipleSclerosis.net Medscape Multiple Sclerosis Very well: Multiple Sclerosis © Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis … Read More 15 Essential MS Websites (2017)

20 Best Personal Blogs about MS (2017)

Personal blogs are a great way to get to see what is hiding behind the mask of life with MS. While each person with MS is different, writers often connect with readers on a shared human level, away from hospitals, neurologists and other physicians. These are some of the best personal blogs in 2017, written by real people with real multiple sclerosis issues. Positive … Read More 20 Best Personal Blogs about MS (2017)

MS Anxiety

Research shows that MS-related anxiety usually happens shortly after being diagnosed, while some doubt it does not result from the physical process of MS itself.

Not so fast, buster!

I begged to differ.

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The MS blame game

Earlier this year, my right eye behaved erratically because of a significant amount of stress that led to ongoing optic neuritis. My eye doctor recommended several times that reducing stress levels as well as cutting back on laptop, smartphone and TV use would be beneficial.

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland & Novartis Blog awards!

I believe it’s fair to say so that the ‘Living Like You’ as well as the ‘MS & Me’ writers share the same gratitude. Being nominated by the public means you are owed a big thank you for not just having our back, but also for sharing our words with hundreds of people. Your voice – though often unheard – means that MS isn’t a lonely illness, but a shared concern.

Back soon!

Writing has been a bit slow lately. New content will find its way to IMSM soon!

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MS Treatments (July 2017)

 First-line treatment Interferon beta-1b Extavia (Novartis) Betaferon (Bayer) The first drug that was approved for treatment of MS, interferon beta-1b inflammation in the central nervous system. Injectable The most common side effects include injection site reactions and GI symptoms, such as stomach pain, constipation, and diarrhoea Interferon beta-1a Avonex (Biogen) Rebif (Serono) An injectable medication, interferon beta-1a reduces inflammation, possibly through the reduction of T cell production and … Read More MS Treatments (July 2017)

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