Hereditary spastic paraplegia )

  1. Me2
    8 months ago
    Happy Rare Disease Day everyone. I'm very pleased to publish the results of my 4th online survey for those with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP), covering fatigue, bladder & bowel issues. 169 people responded. Headlines are:

    90% with HSP have moderate or severe fatigue
    Fatigue is generally independent of level of mobility
    One third with HSP have moderate or severe bladder effects
    Increased frequency and incontinence affect the most
    One third with HSP have moderate bowel effects
    Bowel urgency and hesitancy affect the most
    Most get HSP information from social media, doctors and neurologists.

  2. Me2
    over 1 year ago
    I have HSP. There are plenty of places to find support if you have HSP. There are groups in:
    * UK http://www.hspgroup.org
    * US http://sp-foundation.org
    * Australia http://www.hspersunite.org.au
    * others throughout Europe http://eurohsp.eu
    There are also other on-line communities:
    * RareConnect https://www.rareconnect.org
    * PatientsLikeMe https://www.patientslikeme.com

    I regularly blog about my experiences with HSP:
    * http://hspjourney.blogspot.co.uk

    There is a good number of HSP groups on Facebook covering different aspects. There are groups associated with the different support groups above and others focussing on (for example) Research, Parents of children with HSP, Christians with HSP, Teenagers with HSP. There are groups in many languages, but being English I mainly see the groups in English in my search results.

    I am happy to be contacted by researchers and others about HSP