Gilenya (fingolimod)

A disclaimer – I realise that this series of posts on medication are quite negative. In no way, shape or form am I advocating to pursue life post-diagnosis without treatment unless that is advised by a neurologist. Since beginning this series on MS DMDs, I have been diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency which we […]

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Surprise! It’s a melanoma. 

Warning: there is graphic content in this post. Continue at your own p-ear-il and if you’re easily queasy maybe st-ear cl-ear 😂 There’s not much of a bigger vibe killer than being told you have cancer. The doctor at the skin cancer clinic delivered me the news over the phone on a Wednesday afternoon whilst I […]

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Zinbryta (daclizumab)

A disclaimer – I realise that this series of posts on medication are quite negative. In no way, shape or form am I advocating to pursue life post-diagnosis without treatment unless that is advised by a neurologist. How anyone decides to live with MS is their own extremely personal choice, however I will always take the […]

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2016: the year that was

As invariably happens with time, hours have ticked into days, into weeks, and into months, and now I find myself once more at the finish line of another year. And with the end of a year comes ‘should haves’, ‘would haves’, ‘could haves’ and ‘why did you do thats’, along with a range of other […]

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Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)

I am currently on my fourth treatment for MS (about to move onto my fifth!) so I consider myself a bit of an anecdotal expert on MS medications. I thought I’d put together a post on each drug I’ve tried and my experiences. Like having MS doesn’t mean I’m abnormal enough – my body keeps […]

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Being diagnosed with MS – part 1

It sounds bizarre, but I’ve heard tales from many that being diagnosed with MS is a relief: ‘Finally an explanation for my numb legs and lack of balance!’ ‘Oh, so that’s why I can’t move my hand properly!’ ‘Great, I know what’s wrong and now I can start treatment!’ I didn’t know how anyone could […]

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