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.
If you have MS and need additional information, please visit:
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
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.
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
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.
For more information, please visit
the following sections on our website:
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