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Living with Multiple Sclerosis
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I have MS

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have lived with multiple sclerosis for many years, MS can be a challenge. It varies greatly from person to person, and sometimes MS will vary over time within the same person. Some people with multiple sclerosis find that the disease impacts very little on their day-to-day life. Others with a more progressive form of MS will find that many aspects of their life are affected.

Although anyone can get MS, most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 15 and 40.

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It is natural to experience a wide range of emotions in relation to multiple sclerosis. MS is sometimes described as an unwelcome visitor – a visitor who comes uninvited, stays too long, upsets your plans and sometimes disrupts your home and family.

There is no one ‘right way’ to cope with MS, but it is important that you find ways to cope that work for you.

Many people find that one of the best ways to live with a chronic, unpredictable disease like multiple sclerosis is to learn more about it and how to manage it.

If you haven’t done so already, please visit the section Multiple Sclerosis to find out more about MS. In this section you will find the answers to common questions about MS, a discussion of symptoms and how to manage them, plus tips for living with the disease. A publications guide (with many of the publications available online) and recommended resources are also available.

In the Living with MS section you will find out about services and other resources offered by the MS Society to help you manage your MS. Other programs and services may be available in your local area; call 1-800-268-7582 to reach your MS Society division office, or visit In Your Community to locate the MS Society office nearest you.

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