My MS story

As part of our MS Awareness Week campaign we are asking those with MS to share a message of living life to the full with multiple sclerosis. Taflyn Mcloughlin was diagnosed with MS at a young age, but that’s never held her back…


image2‘I was diagnosed with MS during my finals at university, I was 21. I was training to be an occupational therapist and started experiencing some unusual sensory symptoms. My mum has secondary progressive MS, so I knew lots about the condition and spent a lot of time trying to understand my symptoms to see if they might fit the symptoms of any other condition. Secretly I hoped it was psychological, but doctors did various tests and diagnosed me with MS.

I’m now 40! I have two wonderful children aged eight and 10 and a fabulous husband who I met post diagnosis. I currently work part time as an OT in the community, having spent the first 16 years of my career working in acute neurology.

I love walking, I play competitive netball in the Birmingham league (I play Goal defence, or goal keeper if I want to do less running!) and I’ve even been known to participate in the odd Tough Mudder and a few park runs.’

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If you would like to share your message please email john@ms-uk.org.

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About MS-UK

MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full. We put people affected by MS at the heart of our work. We provide high quality, professional services to support people living with multiple sclerosis, and we listen to people affected by MS.
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