Blog Articles, tagged with: Medication



‘This week Helen Farrell examines how the years of living with MS have made an impact on her hopes for the future’ This week a brand new MS medication, Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), was approved by the Federal Drugs Authority (FDA)in the United States for both primary progressive (PPMS) and...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday April 06 2017 11:00 AM

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How I'll Adapt My Summer Holidays


This week Niamh McCarron shares with us her pre-holiday preparation plan. Whether it is a room with a fridge, a great day trip or making it through security with medication intact, she has the tips on how to get your great escape in a calm, prepared way. Seven tips for holiday heaven. Since disc...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday July 14 2016 11:16 AM

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The Choice to Not Take an MS Drug


In the second of our year-long series of debate blogs, Trevis talks about NOT taking an MS disease modifying therapy'. Firstly, let me state unequivocally that I believe that multiple sclerosis disease modifying therapies (DMT) work. They work for different people to differing levels of success ...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday March 10 2016 11:15 AM

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Medication and MS


In this week’s MS & Me blog, Niamh takes a look at why she decided to go on medication to manage her MS.  In reality, it wasn’t a deeply-considered decision that I made. The option to not take any medication wasn’t really presented to me. I was under the impression fro...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday March 03 2016 11:08 AM

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Happy 2016 from the MS & Me Blog Team


*The dawn of 2016 brings a break between literal and figurative storms. We look forward to a new year, a better year and another year of the MS & Me Blog * As 2015 wound itself up the MS & Me Blog team was able – for the first time in its entirety – to gather in Dublin to cel...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday January 07 2016 10:15 AM

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Reporting Side Effects of Your Medication


I was on my way to pick up the kids from soccer practice the other day when I realised I had forgotten my phone! It was too late to make it back home to retrieve it and as it turned out, I had to wait a while for the final whistle. With my only other option being the car manual, I decided to re-r...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday November 19 2015 10:30 AM

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A Social Aspect to Medication?


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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My MS Care Team


From Willeke's own experience her medical team has been pivotal to her care and have been outstanding so far! With an illness like multiple sclerosis, a diagnosis doesn’t come alone. Depending on the type and severity of your MS, you are immediately served by several people from different ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday October 02 2014 11:00 AM

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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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