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What Should You Do When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis?

September 16, 2017

Have you recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? If so, we understand that you are probably feeling extremely overwhelmed.

More than likely you are feeling a whole host of emotions, including anger, fear, sadness, etc. So if you have just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, read on to find tips to help you cope with your new situation.


Here are three tips that might help you cope with your multiple sclerosis diagnosis:

– Get educated — Education is an extremely powerful tool. This is especially true for people with serious illnesses. Learning about a disease will help you feel less afraid and have greater understanding of what is happening to your body. Although it may be tough to face, make every effort to become as educated about multiple sclerosis as possible.

– Create a support system — This is a time when you need a support system. A support system consists of more than just one or two people — it should include family members, friends, and health care professionals you trust. Tell your friends and family that you need them to try to understand what you are going through, and ask them to come with you to your doctor’s appointments. Although it can be hard to be vulnerable in asking others for help, it is a vital part of the process of creating a much-needed support system that reminds you you are not alone.

– Get counseling – It never hurts to speak to a professional counselor about the fear and grief you may be feeling about having multiple sclerosis. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a counselor today if that’s what you need to be well.


Do you have multiple sclerosis? If so, do you remember when you were first diagnosed with the disease? Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post and share your experience with us. You never know how many lives you will touch simply by being open about your journey with multiple sclerosis. Thank you so much for your feedback.

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