Stories for people affected by MS, by people affected by MS.
MS is different for everyone - we hope this blog reflects this.
Every day is different. I would much rather every day was the same.
In a series of blogs, clinical neuropsychologist Dr Annie Hickox answers your questions about the emotional or psychological effects of MS, from anxiety to sleep problems. The first is about mood and MS.
Why does my mood change from calm and easy going to stressed and lacking in patience within minutes? It can then switch back just as easily. Could my fatigue be contributing? How can I track the triggers and help control my emotions?
“But do you see yourself as disabled?”
I looked down at my mobility scooter. “Um, yes” I replied, slightly confused. “I’m definitely disabled”.
Before MS, I didn’t really have to deal with pain much; it was mainly a case of taking the odd paracetamol for a headache.
People often comment on how great it is that I live my life to the full.
Truth be told, my MS diagnosis six years ago was a turning point. I realised I’d been trundling along. Constantly putting things off "for another day".
After a trip to the ‘buckle’ of the Bible Belt, blogger Trevis Gleason wonders about the place religion has in your life with MS.
When the clocks went back my body became more off balance and my legs got wobbly, I also got tired a lot more quickly.
I noticed it’s the same for some of my friends with MS. Maybe it’s the cold that affects our bodies or maybe the lack of sunshine.
When it dawned on my partner Sarah and I that we would be turning 30 soon, we knew we had to take the trip of a lifetime to celebrate (or commiserate).
We immediately thought of New York.