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  • Spotlight

    • Taking medicines abroad
      I try and go abroad at least once a year and, in the past, have given little consideration to just how I carry my drugs with me. We always used to take a pill box and set out the meds on a day-by-day schedule. One problem with this is that drugs should be carried in their original packaging. I've never had much of a problem but, more recently, realised I should be paying a bit more attention to the formal ...
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    • The Mountain Poem
      This poem, originally written for mental health, could also apply to Multiple Sclerosis where fatigue and pain are invisible and helps explain how we may cope with it.
      If the mountain seems too big today,
      then climb a hill instead.
      If the morning brings you sadness,
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    • It's never too late...
      I was reading some MS news and I thought: “It's all too late for me.” Then I remembered how HARD I've been working on my negative tendencies and how SUCCESSFUL that has been, so far. MS challenges us every day. For me, it is never too late to work at being positive and to learn a new skill with whatever abilities I have left to use. What positive aims and goals do you have?
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    • Pete's No Beard Or Hair Cuts 2019 (Colour in December) Challenge for MS Trust
      My husband Pete is raising money for the MS Trust. He won’t cut his hair or beard for all of 2019. Then, at the close of the year, Pete will have his hair and beard dyed. The 3 colours he has chosen to wear on his head and facial hair all have meaning: Blue and White for MS Trust, with Tangerine to make the colours used by Pete's favourite football club.
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    • DLA to PIP
      Well, this morning's post brought the DWP letter I have been expecting for about two years! Yep, you've got it, would I like to apply for PIP as the DLA is ending. I feel like I might be the last person on the planet to get the letter, but probably not! Having sorted out the various requirements needed to make the initial call, and having referred to the members-only guides on the Benefits&Work site ...
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    • Talking to others about your MS
      As some of you know, I have been writing and talking about my MS since I was diagnosed in 2007. One thing I was glad I did back then was tell people that I had MS. This is probably not something anyone should suggest or recommend to others just diagnosed. For myself, it turned out to be a good decision. It's a strange thing, when you tell most people they simply don't understand ...
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  • Latest Resources

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    • Stumbler
      @Eastendgirl , here's a video from Aaron Boster, an eminent Neurologist from the States which might answer some of your questions :-    
    • Eastendgirl
      My RRMS is ‘clinically stable’ apparently – why do I feel so bloody crap then…!?  No new symptoms, just the old ones making me feel rubbish. But seemingly that’s ok because there’s nothing they can do about them now as the damage is already done.  Wasn’t told how important it was to go on DMD’s when I first had symptoms, Neurologist now says I’m not eligible until I have 2 new relapses within 2 years – but what about damage being done behind the scenes so to speak?    
    • Stumbler
      @Catherine , undoubtedly, there are more effective treatments available now, but each treatment has its pros and cons and Brabio is therefore worthy of consideration.   I always get concerned when "cheaper" options are offered on a "let's wait and see if you get worse" basis. We don't want to get worse, we just want the best treatment to keep our MS under control.    
    • Catherine
      Thanks for this but the drug companies are always going to try and show their drug in a good light. I was hoping someone who takes Brabio might be able to share some first-hand experience and tips. I have found a group on Facebook so hopefully I can find answers there. Thank you again. Catherine
    • Marina
      Hi @Jayne and welcome!   In addition to Stumbler's link, you might like to take a peek at this older topic:     If you find anything that works, please do let us know; I tend to have sleep problems too and am permanently knackered all day long...
    • Stumbler
      @Jayne , have a read through this and see if it offers any ideas :-     Sleep | MS Trust WWW.MSTRUST.ORG.UK Poor sleep is common in people with multiple sclerosis. Addressing the causes can improve energy levels and quality of life. Find out more about sleep in this A-Z entry.    
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Founded in 2004, MS People UK is a community website and discussion forum by and for people with Multiple Sclerosis as well as for friends, families, supporters and those interested in this disabling condition.

If you’re newly diagnosed or want to ask about possible first symptoms, or if you’ve had Relapse Remit, Secondary or Primary Progressive MS for some time, a welcoming group of fellow MS sufferers is here to chat with you about MS symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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