Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

MS Information Afternoon

MS Information Afternoon – North Norfolk

Saturday 3rd November 2012
at Pinewood Park Leisure Centre, Holt Road, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8TU
1.00pm to 4.00pm
hosted by
The MS Society North Norfolk Branch
You are invited to join us to hear about the wide range of support and
service available for local people affected by MS.

Doctors say more MRI scanners would help MS patients

Doctors say more MRI scanners would help MS patients

Page last updated at 09:54 GMT, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:54 UK

By Maddii Lown
Newsbeat reporter MRI scan

Doctors want more to be done to speed up the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Around 2,500 people are diagnosed with MS every year with about half of those thought to be between 18 and 30.

The MS Society says it has noticed an increase in calls to its help-line from people worried about symptoms of the disease.

Common MS symptoms

  • Double or blurred vision
  • Numbness or tingling in any part of the body
  • Tiredness
  • Temporary blindness
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Distortion or loss of sense of touch
  • Limb weakness, spasticity and pain
  • Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Cognitive impairment

The Department of Health says 90% are diagnosed using MRI scans and that they are working on how best to improve diagnosis.

It comes after a report by the Neurological Alliance which says people with neurological conditions are waiting too long for a diagnoses.

JLS star: Fame makes caring for MS mum tougher

JLS star: Fame makes caring for MS mum tougher

Monday, 8 October 2012 06:28 UK

 By Dave Howard
Newsbeat reporter JLS star Oritsé Williams says becoming a celebrity has made it harder to care for his mother, who has multiple sclerosis.”I’m constantly calling nurses and carers to find out how mum is,” he says.He says there is barely time “just to have a simple conversation on the phone”.

Oritsé says it was hard caring for his mother when he was a teenager

He says it is very different from when he was 11 and his mother’s main carer.