Willeke van Eeckhoutte

Not All in Your Head: MS, Medical Trauma, and PTSD

Can multiple sclerosis cause PTSD? Willeke van Eeckhoutte shares her heart-breaking account of living with chronic illness and medical trauma.

People like you, talking about their experience with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Patient Stories and Support

Read stories from people who live with and manage MS. Each story gives a first-person account of living with multiple sclerosis, with tips for keeping active and taking care of your mental health.

99 Multiple Sclerosis Patient Stories

How a Bathing Ritual Can Help You De-Stress with MS
6 mins
article
Birgit Bauer

How a Bathing Ritual Can Help You De-Stress with MS

Dancing with MS: Why I'm Not Afraid Anymore
2 mins
video
Trishna Bharadia

Dancing with MS: Why I'm Not Afraid Anymore

How I Follow My Purpose, Despite Chronic Pain
4 mins
article
Robert Joyce

How I Follow My Purpose, Despite Chronic Pain

Don't Sugar-coat MS: Keep Your Kids in the Loop
3 mins
article
Kat Naish

Don't Sugar-coat MS: Keep Your Kids in the Loop

Multiple Sclerosis and "Out of the Blue" Anger
3 mins
article
Willeke van Eeckhoutte

Multiple Sclerosis and "Out of the Blue" Anger

When the "New Normal" Left Behind the Same People
7 mins
article
Barbara Stensland

When the "New Normal" Left Behind the Same People

When You're a Caregiver with a Chronic Illness
6 mins
article
Trishna Bharadia

When You're a Caregiver with a Chronic Illness

How I Use Self-Care with MS to Stave off Bouts of Depression
4 mins
article
Kat Naish

How I Use Self-Care with MS to Stave off Bouts of Depression

This is My Spinal Tap: Music, MS, and Some Help from U2
5 mins
article
Willeke van Eeckhoutte

This is My Spinal Tap: Music, MS, and Some Help from U2

Making the Most of Teleconsultations with Your MS Team
6 mins
article
Trishna Bharadia

Making the Most of Teleconsultations with Your MS Team

Walking Sucks. Find the Exercise That's Right for YOU
4 mins
article
Kat Naish

Walking Sucks. Find the Exercise That's Right for YOU

Holidays with Chronic Illness: Planning Makes Perfect
6 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Holidays with Chronic Illness: Planning Makes Perfect

Grieving for Your Old Life after an MS Diagnosis
9 mins
article
Barbara Stensland

Grieving for Your Old Life after an MS Diagnosis

No One’s an Island: Finding My Pack with MS
6 mins
article
Birgit Bauer

No One’s an Island: Finding My Pack with MS

What Multiple Sclerosis Taught Me about Compassion
3 mins
article
Kat Naish

What Multiple Sclerosis Taught Me about Compassion

6 Top Tips for Becoming an MS Patient Advocate
4 mins
article
Trishna Bharadia

6 Top Tips for Becoming an MS Patient Advocate

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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