About Vikings, Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis!

Girl in the sun

So, how do you feel about your MS? The biggest joke of your life? A royal pain in a less magnificent backside? Or, just something to be had, whether you like it or not, and that includes the big bag of medicines and vitamins you pick up from your pharmacy every four weeks?

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Media, stop calling it a cure when it’s not even clinically trialled yet!

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You know it will  definitely gather income. Good for you. Rehashing unresearched claims that have yet to be clinically trialled is not OK. It is even less OK when it’s done on the backs of people who day in day out, live in hope because they want to get on with life instead of having to go on living with critical illnesses. It is a hideous way of earning some bucks.

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Heat sensitivity and multiple sclerosis: is it autumn yet?

Blurred eye

For more details on heat sensitivity Learn more about Uhthoff’s Phenomenon, Science Direct Uhthoff’s Phenomenon 125 years later – what do we know today? NCBI Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Understanding Overheating, Healthline MS & Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Coping with Heat Sensitivity, MyTherapy   2018 Winner Best Blog Post with ‘3443 Needles’, Blog Awards Ireland, Ashville Media Group, Dublin, […]

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The duality of MS

Woman beach

In ever memory of physical betrayal and every second of dislike of my illness, I am still intrigued by its complexities and continue to care for all its nuts and bolts.

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Body image and MS: how many selfies do you have?

Woman hiding face

in reality, people have far more important things to think about than how you, me and the rest of the world looks, and I even if you were on their radar, they’ll have forgotten about you within the next ten minutes.

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Sensory MS symptoms: The hair that isn’t there

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By now, you’ve probably grown accustomed to some of my outer worldly MS symptoms like the ice-picking in my eye, the bees in my ears or the whole-body buzzing when lying down. Some girls just want to have fun. I just want to stop being so blatantly weird.

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No-wrinkle multiple sclerosis

Wrinkles blue eyes

Neurological tests are entertaining. They’re telling. Mind-boggling. Enigmatic. In brief, neuro checkups sometimes border on the gloomy, darkly lit twilight zone of your existence, especially when you get up close and personal with the MRI scans of your central nervous system – your brain and spinal cord. Both are the cause of what makes you the […]

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MS and PTSD: not all in your head

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Life with MS is an is an ever-changing intimate tale of loss and redemption and of love and forgiveness within your relationship with yourself. Not one day should be the same, and not one minute can go lost to idle words or feelings.

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