All About MS Symptoms, Causes and Treatments – MS Xplained


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MS Xplained

Through storytelling

Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis through an illustrated story based on a person's real life experiences with MS.

Chapters about Multiple Sclerosis

MS Xplained can be read in any order! If Multiple Sclerosis is new to you, we recommend you start with "What is MS?" but otherwise, feel free to jump in wherever you’d like. You can also share a chapter with a friend, and take your own notes anywhere in the story!

What Next?

Now that you’ve checked out the MS Xplained story, hopefully you know a bit more about MS and it’s potential effect on your brain.

But if you’ve got more questions, talk to your team.

Your neurologist and your healthcare team can help you learn more about your MS, and any new questions you might have. If you want to talk to your team, but can’t remember what you wanted to ask, why not bring along your notes from the story?

Sommer's been diagnosed with MS

Hi, I’m Sommer! I’d been having headaches and speech difficulties for a little while, but it wasn’t until I was having some trouble writing and lost movement on one side, that my doctors diagnosed me with MS.

If you want to know a bit more about me, and learn the background of the MS Xplained story, watch my video.

Experts involved in MS Xplained

A collaborative community effort.

A wide community of people have contributed to the development of MS Xplained. The starting point being the story of Sommer, as well as those people who participated in our focus group.

Medical experts, relevant medical bodies and medical institutions were all involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on.

Partners of MS Xplained

Medicine X would like to thank their partners MS Australia and MS Research Australia for their collaboration on MS Xplained

MS Australia

MS Australia is the national voice for people with multiple sclerosis. They work in advocacy and communications, and collaborate with stakeholders to benefit thousands of people affected by MS across the country.

MS Australia also advocate and communicate on behalf of all their state member organisations who work tirelessly providing services, programs and support to the MS community.

MS Research Australia

MS Research Australia is the largest not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding, coordinating, educating and advocating for MS research in Australia, as part of the worldwide effort to unravel the complexity of MS.

Their primary mission is to accelerate research towards prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for MS.

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, Medicine X founder, Kim Chilman-Blair realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.

Here at Medicine X, we believe that everyone should feel informed and empowered so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people. It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need.

We hope this helps you on your journey!

About MS Xplained

Real People

The MS Xplained story is based on a real person – Sommer! It reflects her story, her experiences, and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create MS Xplained!

Our Team

The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Our team has worked to ensure that you get information that is correct and up-to-date.


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of neurology that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information. These experts are MS professionals from all across Australia.

In accordance with the information standard, the editorial content is written independently of the sponsor and judged free of any conflict of interest. The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this book and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this book is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance.

For a full list of references please forward enquires to:

Medicine X, Level 1, 2 Bungan Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103

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