Multiple Sclerosis. How long did it take your to get diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis after you first symptoms of MS had presented themselves?


As regular readers of this blog know we are running a series poll and blogs about our readers

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis

diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

You can read more here http://patienttalk.org/?p=399.  We have, at time of blogging, 74 responses so please drop over and find out more.

In today’s poll we are interested in finding out how long it took you too get diagnosed with  with multiple sclerosis after your first symptoms of MS had presented themselves.

Please take our poll below.  If you would like to add anything more please feel free to use the comments box.

Thanks very much in advance



Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Week – share your food allergies to help us raise awareness



This week is Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Awareness Week.

The aim of this blog is to try and raise awareness of food intolerances and food allergies.  I only became aware of the seriousness of the issue when I first met my wife to lives with an intolerance to lactose.

To help us to achieve this goal we would like your help with two things:-

a) Please share the graphic below to show your support and to honor people with intolerances and allergies.

b) Secondly if you suffer from a food intolerance and food allergy please use the comments box below to tell our other readers a bit more about it.  The more people know the better we can support you.

Thanks very much in advance.

Food Intolerances and Food Allergies Awareness
Food Intolerances and Food Allergies Awareness


What are the most common concerns when trying for a baby?


Watch our video with Zita West where she gives advice on the common concerns around trying to

Zita West
Zita West to get pregnant

There are numerous issues that countless couples face when they are trying for a baby, from how long it will take to get pregnant to ‘performance anxiety’ and the best age for conception.

One of the most common concerns is how long it takes to get pregnant. On average it takes around six months to a year but it’s not unusual for it to take longer. Keeping your stress levels in check, making sure you have a balanced diet and are not over or under weight can all help to ensure your baby making cells are healthy.

If you have any concerns about trying for a baby, from how long it will take to what nutrients are required for a healthy pregnancy, watch our video with Zita West, practicing midwife, acupuncturist and nutritional advisor who has teamed up with First Response to provide you with top tips and advice.

Watch the video here http://youtu.be/nlVjEFuCrqM


At what age were you diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? Follow up poll!

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 2016
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 2016

A couple of days ago we invited our readers to take part in a poll regarding the age when they first

presented symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

If you have not already done so it would be great if you could take part by going to http://patienttalk.org/?p=1364.

This is the follow up poll.  This time were looking at what age you were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  the aim is to find out the global disparity between the presentation of symptoms and the final diagnosis.

The poll is below.  Thanks very much in advance.