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Useful online resources for people with MS right now

sincerely-media-gm2qQPnSJBA-unsplash.jpgWe’ve put together a roundup of websites you might find helpful at the moment.

Our wellness coaches have produced a series of easy-to-follow videos and uploaded them to our YouTube channel. Why not try a few out? You’ll find them here.

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) that are taking disease modifying therapies (DMTs) may be concerned that because some medication affects how the immune system functions, they should stop taking it as it might make them more at risk of contracting the coronavirus COVID-19. Professor Giovannoni, an experienced neurologist who specialises in MS and who currently works in the National Health Service (NHS) in England, has shared his opinion on this in detail here sites.google.com/giovannoni.net/clinicspeak-dmt/home

The MS Society has regularly updated information on MS and COVID-19, including the opinions of various neurologists on DMTs. Find it here www.mssociety.org.uk/about-ms/treatments-and-therapies/disease-modifying-therapies/covid-19-coronavirus-and-ms

The NHS’s Every Mind Matters website has practical advice on mental health, including how to look after yours while you have to stay at home, and steps you can take to manage any anxiety you may feel about COVID-19. Find it here www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, digital charity and peer support network for people living with MS Shift.ms has launched a 1-2-1 video service for those in isolation. ‘Co-vid Companion’ aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness that can exist during a pandemic by connecting people with MS (MSers) who are self-isolating or experiencing heightened levels of loneliness due to coronavirus. Find it here shift.ms/category/healthy-living/coronavirus

My MS Gym is a movement and mind-set training resource and community for people with MS. You will find lots of safe exercises to do while you are at home www.themsgym.com/