Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS), which is responsible for controlling our body's activities by sending messages from the brain to a specific body part.

For reasons unknown, the immune system attacks the myelin, a protective cover around our nerve fibres in the CNS. The myelin works very much like the rubbery coating around electrical wires. It protects the fibres and leads messages. When the myelin is damaged, messages can't flow properly and may never reach the destination, causing the body to not react. This can cause symptoms such as sensory disturbances, cognitive problems or disabilities of varying severity.

I have MS

Having MS is not the same for everyone. The symptoms and severity differs greatly from person to person. One patient may have problems with eye sight, another with tingling fingers and a third may not be able to walk. The frustrating part of MS is that it is a condition that is always “on the move”. You never know what is going to happen next. Even though you have tingling fingers now, you might have problems walking next month. This constant unpredictability is one of the biggest worries for MS patients and many seek support from other patients. Furthermore there is a plethora of treatments available, both medical and physical and it can be very helpful to discuss the options with other patients.

Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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