How does MS affect mental health?

Multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS, affects around 100,000 people in the UK. The condition causes your immune system to mistake myelin, the coating that protects your nerves, for a foreign body and attack it. Most people with MS are diagnosed in their 40s or 50s, but many will notice their first symptoms years before they receive a diagnosis.

Will I still experience PMS when using the pill?

Pre-menstrual syndrome is the name given to a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the two weeks prior to your period. If you are one of the 8% of women who experience PMS severe enough to affect your daily activities and quality of life you may wonder if you will still experience symptoms if you begin using a form of hormonal contraception. If you aren’t taking any form of hormonal contraception, symptoms of PMS go away when you start your period, or by the time it finishes.