Blog Articles, tagged with: Symptoms

A Look to 2017 With MS & Me

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Happy New Year from the MS & Me Blog Team. Here’s what 2017 looks like from here...  The media seems to love looking back at the end of each year. Reflecting on the news, the sport, the tragedies, and the triumphs. Your MS & Me Blog team take a different approach. When we get ...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday January 05 2017 11:00 AM

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Brain Health

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This week Professor Sabina Brennan from the Neuro-Enhancement for Independent Lives (NEIL) Research Programme in the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin asks us to consider our brain health.  We all know people who are really resilient; people who seem to manage to ‘ke...

Published by Professor Sabina Brennan on Thursday November 24 2016 11:00 AM

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When MS Seems Like More Than I Can Handle

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'Coping with MS isn’t always easy, but you do have a choice' Life… Clichéd as it seems, dealing with life is what strong people do, right? You put on your army gear, ramp up the volume of your favourite tunes and tell life to get out of the way because you’ve got things...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday July 07 2016 10:00 AM

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Is My MS Progressing?

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I hate seeing documentaries or movies about tornadoes; they absolutely terrify me. There’s a recurring nightmare I have of being caught in a barren landscape at dusk, howling tornadoes circling the scene. Terror takes over with the thought of what is to come. I don’t have to delve ver...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday June 23 2016 11:00 AM

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The Early Signs

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Not sure who said that, but they knew their stuff. Looking back, I can now see that I had MS symptoms long before I was diagnosed. Lots of things that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, which niggled away at my thoughts and feelings.  I think I can trac...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday August 20 2015 09:30 AM

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MS Has Changed My Vision

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Sometimes we don’t see things as clearly, some things we see more sharply.  One thing that is for certain, MS has changed the way I see things…  Multiple Sclerosis – the insidious thief of a disease that it is – can and has taken much from me.  It has take...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday July 09 2015 09:30 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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Emotional Challenges and MS

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One of my favourite quotes by Lewis Carroll is “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” I couldn’t agree more. Life without a chronic, degenerative illness is often compared to a rollercoaster ride, but it certainly is a wild one when diagnose...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday March 05 2015 12:03 PM

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Marking and Measuring One Year of MS & Me

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'MS & Me Blog marks one year by looking back and looking forward' Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes; that’s how the cast of the musical Rent marked the passing of one year. As the MS & Me Blog celebrates one year since our first post, we thought we’d take ...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday November 13 2014 11:02 AM

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Our Responsibility to Research

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I was just reading a blog post by Dr Eric Downer on the patient-researcher divide on 'Living Like You' and it brought to mind the need for patients to take part in research. Gandhi once said “the future depends on what we do in the present”. I know that he wasn’t talking about r...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday September 11 2014 11:00 AM

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