Multiple Sclerosis

The Essential Guide

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Voted 5 star by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society What is multiple sclerosis? Are there any treatments for multiple sclerosis? How can I stay as well as possible? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults. A recent MS Society survey indicated that there are at least 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. Only 20 years ago, a diagnosis of MS was assumed to mean a bleak future. Thankfully, times have changed. There is still no cure for MS, but due to ongoing research, new and better treatments have been developed. More is also understood about the role lifestyle can play in symptom management. Most people diagnosed with MS can live as long as anybody else. If you, or someone you know, is diagnosed with MS, it is important to remember that no two people with will experience the same symptoms. Use this book like a toolbox, pick out the relevant parts – you may never need the rest. There is no denying that a diagnosis of MS will bring changes. But with the right medical treatment, support and advice, you can find your own unique balance between having this chronic condition and having a life. Author: Leonie Martin


Chapter Headings

Myths, Facts and Multiple Sclerosis

What is MS?

Why Me?

Testing for MS

Diagnosis

The More ‘Visible’ Side of MS

The Less ‘Visible’ Side of MS

The ‘Hidden’ Side to MS

Relapses

Can MS be Stopped from Getting Worse?

Research

Relationships

Practicalities

Living with MS

Help List

Book List

Author Bio 

Leonie Martin is a published author and speaker and has lived with MS for over 10 years. When diagnosed, she was a busy working mum with a young family and found it difficult to access support and information about this puzzling condition. She hopes this book will fill that gap in a positive, but practical way.

In addition to media advocacy roles for the MS Society and MS Trust, Leonie is a volunteer newsletter editor for her local MS branch in Derbyshire. She is also co-author of an academic paper published in the Journal of Psychology and Health, and her articles, short stories and poetry have been published in local and national media. 
She can be contacted through her website – www.leoniemartin.co.uk. 


Customer Reviews...

Linzi Parsons -
This book is very informative, I only wish that it was available when I was diagnosed! The book puts everything into simple, easy to understand terms. It is a great book for friends and relatives to read so that they too can understand MS.

2013-06-27



L Parsons (via Amazon) -
This guide is beautifully written, all-encompassing, extremely useful for patients and carers as well as ultra-informative for the general(ly ignorant) public. I myself was diagnosed some 15 years ago and I wish that a guide like this had been available at the time to answer my ocean of questions in one easy read - HIGHLY recommended! In addition to providing all information you could possibly require about this strange and unpredictable illness (without ever becoming academic and boring), it offers many useful tips on how to reorganise your life, your attitude towards everything and everybody, and on how to make sure you never stop enjoying yourself.

2013-07-23



M. Rose """tonto""" (via Amazon) -
I am a nurse and when I was first diagnosed I read everything I could get my hands on regarding MS. I got this book from the library. There isn't that much different here to what I found in everything else I read but it collated it all into one concise and easy to read book which is set at an appropriate knowledge level.

2013-07-23



John D'Arcy (via Amazon) -
As a friend of the author and fellow MS sufferer, I found this book excellent. I would recommend it to those newly diagnosed.

2013-07-23



Kandra Weller "Say something about yourself!" (via Amazon) -
A good book to dip in and out of.... Pitched at the right level for laymen. Would recommend it for newly diagnosed MS.

2013-07-23



Josie and Anton Verstraete (via Amazon) -
This guide is beautifully written, all-encompassing, extremely useful for patients and carers as well as ultra-informative for the general(ly ignorant) public. I myself was diagnosed some 15 years ago and I wish that a guide like this had been available at the time to answer my ocean of questions in one easy read - HIGHLY recommended! In addition to providing all information you could possibly require about this strange and unpredictable illness (without ever becoming academic and boring), it offers many useful tips on how to reorganise your life, your attitude towards everything and everybody, and on how to make sure you never stop enjoying yourself.

2013-07-23



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