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Stories for people affected by MS, by people affected by MS.

MS is different for everyone - read real stories and tips from people who know.

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My 8 tips for a good night’s sleep

Hannah writing in her bullet journal while sitting on her bed.

Hi, my name is Hannah. I’m 27 years old and have been diagnosed with MS for three years. 

Sleeping Beauty? Busting myths about fatigue

Barbara and her son

A lot of people think MS fatigue is either a) a figment of our imagination or b) a convenient excuse to loll around the sofa all day.

Why I became an MS Helpline volunteer

Photo shows a group of helpline workers sitting around a table

Yvette has been volunteering for our MS Helpline since 2016. In this blog, she talks about what motivated her to become a helpline volunteer and how a simple phone call can make all the difference.

Getting back into exercise after my MS diagnosis

Scott

I was diagnosed with MS two and a half years ago, a few months before my twenty seventh birthday.

Pixiwoo’s Nic: ‘Life can be better than it was before’

Nic Haste

YouTube star Nic Haste talks to us about coming out with MS, juggling MS and being a working mum, and how exercise helps her feel good. 

Nic Haste is one of YouTube’s biggest names. With sister Sam, she shares make-up tips and tutorials on their Pixiwoo channel. In the past 10 years, they’ve published over 800 videos and amassed over two million subscribers. 

How bullet journaling helps me manage my MS

Hannah with her bullet journal

A year after my MS diagnosis a dear friend suggested that starting a bullet journal might help me manage my MS.

Dear Santa, will you help my dad?

Photo shows letter to Santa that says Dear Santa,  How are you? This year I would like something you can't find in a shopping mall or santa's workshop all I want is my dad to get better this year. Please help. Love from Hannah age 9

Hannah isn’t asking for presents or chocolate this Christmas - she just wants her dad to get better.

What makes Christmas magic? Kindness, elves and perfect pencils

A Christmas tree

Christmas is coming. But if you’re dashing to finishing your shopping, wrap your presents and prepare a festive feast, it can be easy to forget that Christmas is also about the little things – those magic moments that warm us up from the inside.

So we asked three of our bloggers to share their favourite festive memories to boost your Christmas spirit. 

Christmas through the lens of MS

Trevis with his wife and a close friend

Christmas is a time for making, and recording, new memories.

We take photographs of children on Santa’s knee, families gathered in front of the tree or the obligatory Christmas jumper snaps.

How I’m tackling my challenge of losing weight with MS

Chloe in a garden

I'm on a mission. A mission to lose weight.

Since being diagnosed with MS in 2001, my weight has crept up until I can no longer ignore it. I feel bloated, uncomfortable and miserable. I’ve reached a body mass index (BMI) of 30, which is considered obese.

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