Diagnosis: You have MS, but what type – and what does that mean?

A leading neurologist has talked about giving patients the news that they have multiple sclerosis and their reactions. He has also described the different types of the disease. Dr Neil Lava, a neurologist at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, was interviewed by Everyday Health. Everyday Health, Inc. is a digital media company which owns … Continue reading Diagnosis: You have MS, but what type – and what does that mean?

Shocking: Neurological misdiagnosis fears prompt patient reviews

People living with multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions, are among thousands of patients being recalled for case reviews. They were all treated by consultant neurologist Dr Michael Watt and the reviews have been triggered by fears of possible misdiagnosis. I am shocked and horrified that the reviews are necessary but delighted that the powers … Continue reading Shocking: Neurological misdiagnosis fears prompt patient reviews

Meeting with neurologist in Spain, after MS Nurse blocked me in UK

People with serious illnesses need specialist medical care. That may be stating the obvious but my experience leads me to believe that it is not always true. I received my diagnosis of having multiple sclerosis in 2002 in the UK and began by seeing a neurologist every six months. However, after just a couple of … Continue reading Meeting with neurologist in Spain, after MS Nurse blocked me in UK

Neurologists’ difficulty with HSCT for MS

Concerns are often expressed about difficulties in getting approval or agreement of neurologists for patients with multiple sclerosis to have Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT). Reports have been published via social media of neurologists telling people with MS that the treatment would not benefit them as they have the ‘wrong type’ of MS – … Continue reading Neurologists’ difficulty with HSCT for MS