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Vitamin D

Previously I have posted on nutrition and MS disease management. Researching that was, quite frankly, fairly fruitless in terms of yielding conclusive results. (On the plus side, it means I feel absolutely no remorse about my “...

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Gut reaction

If you read my last post on food, you may well either have adopted a diet that is less varied than that of a Buddhist monk, or be cowering in fear that you are on the road to nutrition perdition. In any case, rest assured, this...

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Expectations

In my last post, I outlined five take-home messages to doctors that draw to your attention how to (and how not to) treat a patient when there is considerable uncertainty surrounding the diagnosis. In this second instalment of my...

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Dealing with Uncertainty

What I’d like to discuss in this post are a few things I wish all doctors out there were aware of. Not so much along the lines of scientific facts, but more in terms of how it feels to face a nebulous diagnosis like MS, or pre-MS (by this I mean the state generally referred to as being...

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My diagnosis didn’t come quickly! It took just over twelve months, three relapses, three MRI’s, one lumbar puncture, two neurologists, one urologist, one physiotherapist and a speech therapist, before it was confirmed. In amongst that was the most stressful traumatic year in my life. I lived in...

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