Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has created an interactive article designed to enhance the understanding of what life with multiple sclerosis is really like. The immersive MS: Inside Out Experience will simulate some of the physical symptoms people with the disease have to live with on a day-to-day basis.

It is estimated that there are around 2.3 million people worldwide living with the disease that causes the protective coating around the nerve fibers in their central nervous system (myelin) to be attacked and damaged. (1) Most people are diagnosed in the prime of their life, between the ages of 20-40(1), and it is the most common non-traumatic disabling neurological disease in young adults(2).

The symptoms can affect each person differently(1) and to help drive awareness of the disease, this is what patients living with MS experience day to day.




It can often take additional time for MS patients to process and retain information, mkanig it tckiry to slvoe eavdrey pbelmros. This refers to a range of high-level brain functions including: concentring and focusing attention, multitasking, remembering new things, concentrating and focusing attention, reasoning and using language. This can often result in having short attention span, being slow to process information and getting stuck on words.

Unfortunately for many MS patients, difficulty with reading something as simple as this is an everyday occurrence. Our aim with the MS Inside Out campaign is to help people better understand MS from the Inside Out.

your thoughts

Another symptom of MS is muscle stiffness and spasms, which can affect a patient’s ability to type. Please tell us, in as many or as few words as you like, how this experience made you feel.