Welcome to Paul's blog

For MS Warriors and others affected by nuerological disorders who can feel isolated in their community and may need information about services available to them and a friend to just talk to.

Lending an ear can save lives.

Introduction


About


MS WARRIOR
  • Having MS myself, blogging is my personal way of expressing myself and sharing information.
  • I want to show information about resources available in my local community to aid people with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Whether newly diagnosed or an MS veteran, meeting others in similar circumstances is liberating and helpful to deal with and discuss the many problems and symptoms which  our disease presents.
  • Knowing your not alone and there are people to talk to is invaluable.

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TALK MATTERS
  • Mental health awareness is a huge issue.
  • Reach out to others who may be isolated and alone.
  • To offer a friendly ear in their time of need.
  • Provide information about services available in their Communities.
  • Bring them out of their feelings of isolation and back in to the communities.
  • Make awareness of help in the community.
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Blog


  • 09/26/2018 01:34 PM

My experience of using cannabis as an alternative to using prescribed drugs to aid my MS symptoms.

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  • 09/23/2018 01:03 PM

New drug offers hope for patients with multiple sclerosis

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  • 09/12/2018 11:59 AM

Researchers will investigate if ocrelizumab (drug name Ocrevus) can help people with primary progressive MS retain the use of their hands.

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  • 09/12/2018 11:42 AM

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provisionally decide not to recommend ocrelizumab for people with primary progressive MS on the NHS. This is the first stage of their review into this new MS treatment.

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  • 09/12/2018 11:23 AM

Our researchers at the MS Society Edinburgh Centre for MS Research have uncovered a switch in the brain and spinal cord that can promote myelin repair. Dr Veronique Miron explains how this discovery could lead to new MS treatments.

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  • 09/10/2018 02:21 PM

For the past 6 months i've reduced my prescribed drug dependency with CANNABIS.

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  • 08/08/2018 07:38 AM

The Home Secretary has relaxed rules about the prescription of cannabis

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  • 07/03/2018 11:02 AM

Multiple sclerosis is the most common myelin disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. The body's own immune system attacks myelin (the coating around nerve fibers) and inflammation occurs, causing myelin to disappear. Because of it, nerves get damaged, creating scarring and plaques. This disrupts communication between cells and can cause problems related to muscle movement, balance, speech and vision. The disease can progress to varying degrees of physical and cognitive disabilities. Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and traumatic brain injury are the most commonly diagnosed conditions of the nervous system. Up until recent stem cell discoveries, treatment options were poor, and often not very successful. Symptoms progressed easily, and damage was irreversible. Treatment of multiple sclerosis with stem cells therapy includes four basic procedures. First is harvest, a fat extraction through simple liposuction process. Second is separation, stem cells are separated from fat in a centrifuge. Third is activation, stem cells with patient's PRP are photoactivated. Four is activation treatment, activated stem cells are returned via standard IV drip. The latest research revealed that stem cells have the power to do the ‘re-myelination’ of nervous system, improving symptoms and prolonging lives. When stem cells enter the body they find a place of damage and work on repairing it, but also create new, healthy cells. In multiple sclerosis patients, they recover myelin, which leads to reducing of symptoms. Improvements are building up in the next four months after the procedure. These revolutionary findings are considered to be the future of Modern and Regenerative Medicine. Patients have a hard time altering medications to suit all of their needs. Steroids or disease modifying drugs are aimed to manage specific symptoms, but they are often not fully successful in doing so, and cannot cover all the problems. Another concern is the critical side effects of drugs which sometimes dissuade patients from therapy. Because of this, many people turn to alternative treatments.

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Friends in need

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  • Doncaster, United Kingdom