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"I have learned new skills in dealing with my condition along with making new friends within the group"

Sarah Atkinson shares her MS story and how MS-UK has helped her to manage symptoms better

I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2002 but have been secondary progressive since 2013.

I have reduced mobility nowadays and use a rollator indoors and a wheelchair for outdoor use.

I suffer from nerve pain, altered sensations, stiffness and spasms on a daily basis along with regular fatigue issues.

I have used MS-UK’s Helpline in the past and found them very friendly, helpful and supportive. I look forward to receiving emails regarding upcoming activities too.

There was a very good ‘Walking with MS’ masterclass which I watched, and I learned a lot.

Then in March 2022, I took part in the Mindfulness four-week course with the lovely Yvette Sargood. The course was very enjoyable, practical, informative and compassionate, and I have learned new skills in dealing with my condition along with making new friends within the group. I continue using mindfulness techniques on a regular basis.

Can you help?

We know times are tough for everyone right now but even the smallest of donations this Christmas will help us make a real difference. We are determined to reach as many people affected by MS as we can and ensure they can depend on us when they need us in these uncertain times. With your support, we will ensure everyone receives the help they need when they need it most.