Personal Stories

"Invest in Neurology" Campaign
Read about the personal experiences of people living with neurological conditions and their challenges in accessing neurology services

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Brenda's Story

November 28th 2012 was the day my life changed. After having a variety of investigations I was diagnosed with left temporal epilepsy. » read more

 
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Willeke's Story

My name is Willeke van Eeckhoutte and I live in Dublin. I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis 12 years ago. » read more

 
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Mary's Story

Struggling for support: My husband Mick who is 64 years old was diagnosed with PSP by a neurologist in July 2016. It was the first time I ever heard of this illness. It wasn't explained really what it was, other than we should get our affairs in order. Bewildered, we drove the two hour journey home from Dublin. » read more

 
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Caroline's Story

I have always led an active life, trained ladies football teams, hillwalking, dancing and so much more. I am now studying Counselling & psychotherapy to help myself and others. I have 3 children and I am determined to show my family and others, that I can live with HD, however I need the support of professionals which we lack in Ireland. » read more

 

Anne's Story

My father, Jon had fallen a few times. He said that he had tripped. Sometimes he would complain that his eyes were fuzzy or that he was dizzy. The doctor said he had Vertigo. He fell in town and was taken to A&E. Three months later he was in again. Six months later the Neurologist told us he had Progressive Supranuclear Palsy » read more

 
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Enda's Story

Looking back I think I have suffered frim migraines all my life but it is only in the last five years that it has become so debilitating. » read more

 
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Louise's Story

Migraine, which began at age 20 has now become more frequent, especially in the last 18 months. » read more

 
 
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