Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Living with MS

Each person’s experience with MS will be very different. Managing the disease will also be different for each person depending on their disease course, type of MS, symptoms, prior health status, and lifestyle. Life with MS can be challenging and its effects can have a significant impact on those with the disease, their loved ones and their caregivers. The MS Society respects people’s personal autonomy when making decisions about their health, but we are here to provide as much information and support as possible. People are encouraged to maintain open and ongoing discussions with their MS healthcare team when exploring options related to their disease.

Whether you have been recently diagnosed with MS or have been living with the disease for some time, you will find information and resources in this section intended to help you manage both the daily and longer-term challenges that MS may present.