Patient Contributor

Robert Joyce

MS and Asthma Patient Stories

Robert Joyce has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 23 years. He writes Life Effects articles for both MS and asthma.

Overview

Living With Condition
23 Years
Published
11 Articles
Location
Connemara, Ireland

Robert Joyce has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 23 years. 

He started a blog in 2017, after being diagnosed with secondary progressive MS. Since then, Robert has become an active patient advocate, often spreading awareness of the condition on Facebook and Twitter. 

Recently, Robert has been working with PARADIGM as a patient representative. He's currently an assistant researcher for a new study on MS-related cognitive problems and their treatment. 

Robert's history with the condition

Robert was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS at 23. He had a 10-year dormant period but relapsed after a car accident in 2014. The trauma resulted in chronic headaches, which have not stopped since. 

Robert also lives with sarcoidosis (a rare condition causing small patches of red, swollen tissue to develop in his organs) and erythema nodosum (swollen fatty tissue under the skin). 

Robert writes Life Effects articles for MS and asthma

NPS-IE-NP-00374 February 2022

Published Articles

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

Holidays with Chronic Illness: Planning Makes Perfect

Embracing Change with MS
3 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Embracing Change with MS

3 Tips to Remain Resilient During a Crisis
5 mins
article
Robert Joyce

3 Tips to Remain Resilient During a Crisis

How Coronavirus Changed Our Healthcare
6 mins
article
Robert Joyce

How Coronavirus Changed Our Healthcare

7 Ways to Adapt to Life in Social Isolation
6 mins
article
Robert Joyce

7 Ways to Adapt to Life in Social Isolation

Managing (and Ignoring) Triggers with Asthma and MS
4 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Managing (and Ignoring) Triggers with Asthma and MS

Planning to Succeed (and Not to Fail) with MS
4 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Planning to Succeed (and Not to Fail) with MS

How to Live Frugally (but Happily) with MS
6 mins
article
Robert Joyce

How to Live Frugally (but Happily) with MS

How I Rebuilt My Life with MS
4 mins
article
Robert Joyce

How I Rebuilt My Life with MS

Travelling with MS: 6 Ways to Improve Your Holiday
4 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Travelling with MS: 6 Ways to Improve Your Holiday

Why ‘Looking Well’ with Chronic Illness is Important to Me
5 mins
article
Robert Joyce

Why ‘Looking Well’ with Chronic Illness is Important to Me