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'The Theory of Everything'

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I recently made a pact with a friend to go to see as many of this years Oscar winning films as possible, which were being screened at the arts centre where I work. With that in mind, we went to see biopic, 'The Theory of Everything' last week. I knew the film was about Stephen Hawking, the theore...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday May 14 2015 11:14 AM

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A Social Aspect to Medication?

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Have I imagined it? Could there be a social aspect to medication? Having an incurable and unpredictable illness is never going to be a bundle of fun and the thought of taking medication for the rest of one’s life doesn’t do anything to alleviate the situation. Therefore we must take ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday May 07 2015 11:05 AM

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Medication and MS

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I never gave too much thought to how my MS medication affects other parts of my body! I take medication because I don't want my health to decline. I suppress my immune system so it doesn't attack itself. But when I suppress my immune system I leave myself open to other things. I protect one organ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday April 30 2015 12:20 PM

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Complaining Effectively

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I suspect that you can’t properly complain about MS to friends, family or colleagues; I’ve come to the conclusion that they just don’t don’t get it.  Not even understanding spouses, partners,  BFFs or parents, can really understand what you are feeling or experie...

Published by Helen Farrell on Friday April 24 2015 11:01 AM

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Exercise and MS

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As a follow on to my last blog about eating healthier, I decided I would make more of an effort to increase my fitness and mobility, which has taken a back seat for a long time! To start, let’s call a spade a spade... I am lazy... I have never been a fan of exercise, apart from swimming. S...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday April 16 2015 11:02 AM

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Together We Are Better

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I often hear people say that all MSers are different. I know where they are coming from. This chronic illness has so many, seemingly random symptoms. The brain is supposed to be conducting the orchestra but due to inexplicable glitches, certain instruments go out of tune from time to time- or sto...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday April 09 2015 11:02 AM

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