Breaking it down - multiple sclerosis
Our podcast brings together a range of voices from the MS community to cover all aspects of life with multiple sclerosis. Featuring a combination of expert advice and real life experiences from people with MS, episodes provide an in-depth insight into the impact MS symptoms can have and how they can be most successfully managed.
Will asks the expert about balance
19 July 2021
Guest presenter and volunteer, Will, is back to delve into another area of our MS archives. In this episode he turns his focus to balance and dizziness in multiple sclerosis, and shares ways to help manage these symptoms. Featuring input from Neuro and Vestibular Physiotherapist, David Herdman.
Talking advanced MS and Advanced MS champions
5 July 2021
There are over 40,000 people living with advanced MS in the UK, and many can feel invisible to the healthcare system. In this episode we talk to MS Champion Nicki Hare about what life with advanced MS is like and what MS champions do to help.
Will asks the expert about pain
22 June 2021
Guest presenter and MS Trust volunteer, Will, continues raiding our MS archives. This time he's talking about pain and multiple sclerosis. Featuring input from consultant nurse in pain management, Sue Barnes.
Caring for someone with MS
9 June 2021
In this Carers Week special we hear from Martin who was diagnosed with MS around 40 years ago and his wife Lizzy, who offers support through unpaid care. We also chat with Roma from Carers in Hertfordshire about what help and support is available for carers across the UK.
Will asks the expert about disease modifying drugs
2 June 2021
Guest presenter and MS Trust volunteer, Will, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015. Here he raids our archive to talk about disease modifying drugs (DMDs). Featuring input from MS nurse advisor, Nikki Embrey.
When MS leads to re-invention
21 May 2021
Did MS or the pandemic make you rethink your career path? In this episode we talk to Will and Diva, two performers who used their MS diagnosis as a catalyst to change direction in their working lives.
Working as a keyworker with MS during the pandemic
22 April 2021
During the pandemic many people with MS were told to shield. But what was it like for the keyworkers with MS? In this episode of our podcast we chat to Mel, about her experiences of working as a nurse during lockdown.
Working life and MS, starting a new job during the pandemic
21 April 2021
MS is often diagnosed in your 20's when a lot of people are starting their working career. During 2020 many people found themselves on furlough, or being made redundant. In this episode we speak to Amy, who started not one but 2 new jobs during 2020.
Pregnancy and multiple sclerosis during a pandemic
19 April 2021
During 2020 we had to learn to live with the new norm where everything moved to online. But how does that work when you are expecting a baby? In this episode we chat to Jenna and Annie, two ladies with MS who both found out they were expecting during lockdown.
How getting creative helped us through lockdown
19 April 2021
During lockdown a lot of us felt drained from doing nothing at all. In this episode we meet Ant Chapman, a musician and educator, and chat to him about his MS journey and how getting creative and starting to stream music making sessions on Twitch helped him get through lockdown.
Newly diagnosed during lockdown
16 April 2021
This past year has been tough on all of us. But imagine being diagnosed with a lifelong condition such as multiple sclerosis in the middle of it all. In this podcast the MS Trust chat to two young women, to find out how they coped with their MS diagnosis in the middle of a pandemic.
Lockdown anxieties and isolation
25 March 2021
In the final episode of the series we chat about loneliness and anxiety with Claire from the MS Trust Information Team. We also talk to Catherine Seymour from the Mental Health Foundation about the impact of lockdown on our mental health.