A man with MS in Iceland, sitting, with a car park behind him

10/2011, Akureyri, Iceland. In 2008, a severe attack all but paralysed Haukur Dur’s legs, leaving him no choice but to use a wheelchair. It was a difficult period for an active man with a wife and three young kids. For now, a switch to Tysabri seems to have reversed the course of his MS. Haukur recalls being told the drug carried risks, but doesn’t remember exactly what the risk is – only that given his condition at the time, he felt any risk was worth taking. Credit: Fernando Moleres. Published on this website by kind permission of the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform.

La esclerosis múltiple es una enfermedad variable y los síntomas dependen de qué zonas del sistema nervioso central se hayan visto afectadas. No hay un patrón establecido para la EM y todas las personas con EM tienen síntomas diferentes, que varían de vez en cuando y cuya variedad y duración pueden cambiar, incluso en la misma persona.