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Try looking in the monthly archives. November 2016

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How will MS develop? Worry is pointless

Am I concerned about the future? Do I worry about how multiple sclerosis will affect me as the years pass by? Does the future feel like a threat?
Well, the short answer to all three is “no”.
The reasons for this are […]

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Disability: Uncaring and Disinterested

Not that it is unexpected, but those of us with disabilities (whether MS, like me, or one of a host of others) are definitely getting a raw deal from the government, with no sign of any relief any time soon.
Two […]

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People with MS receiving higher rate mobility allowance slashed by almost half

Amazing and terrible figures about the differences in payments between two of the UK’s disability benefits have been uncovered by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show by using the Freedom of Information Act.
The differences relate to payments made through the Disabled […]

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Homeopathy ‘treatments’ may have labels to warn they do not work

Homeopathic ‘medicines’, including those used by some people with MS, could soon bear labels saying that they may not work – by order of the US government.
Homeopathic remedies are regulated as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful at Thanksgiving

While citizens of the United States celebrate thanksgiving this Thursday, the festivities are all but unknown in the rest of the world.
As my wife Lisa is American, it should be no surprise to anyone that my thoughts at this time […]

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Is vitamin D supplement responsible for improvements?

 Almost two years ago my multiple sclerosis nurse, at one of my six-month check-ups, suggested that taking a vitamin D supplement might be a good idea, even though my vitamin levels had not been measured. He said it was not […]

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Government MS group says more support needed at work

People with MS who want to work are just not getting the support they need in the workplace.  That´s the verdict of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group for MS.
The group issued its report after conducting a year-long review into […]

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Research About Why Interferon Can Fail is Welcome

I have made no secret of my distrust of the side effects from many of the disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) that are used mainly in the fight against relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). The fact that the most serious, albeit rare, side effects […]

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One year on: Living with MS in sunny Spain

It was this Sunday a year ago that Lisa and I arrived in Spain to start our new life in the sunshine, just 15 minutes from the Mediterranean.
Yes, although even the two of us find it hard to believe, we […]

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HSCT in Moscow, Day by Day

Doesn’t time fly? It seems only yesterday that I was preparing to go to Moscow, yet tomorrow will be three weeks since my return. (Note: Now four weeks).

I have written enough about my experiences at the AA Maximov center so, today, […]

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