There's no right or wrong way to react after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - everyone responds in their own natural way.
It might reassure you to know that many people with MS have been able to successfully manage their symptoms. With the right support system, information, and treatment, you may be able to manage your MS successfully, too.
Taking the First Steps
Knowledge Is Power
An at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS.
Learn More about MS
Get the facts about MS: what it is, who gets it and why, what symptoms it can cause.
Understanding Treatment Options
Strategies available to modify the disease course, treat relapses, manage symptoms, and improve function and quality of life.
Deciding to Disclose... Or Not
Telling others about your MS may be the first thing you want to do - or the last.
Protecting Your Employment Options
Read about the ways MS can affect employment and learn some strategies for maintaining your place in the workforce.
What the National MS Society Can Offer
The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. They offer a variety of programs and services to help you meet those needs, including:
The National MS Society offers an extensive library of brochures, webcasts, videos, books, and their magazine, Momentum.
Chapters are also excellent sources of referral to community resources.
The National MS Society also offers many types of support including self-help groups, educational seminars, health and wellness strategies, family programs, financial assistance, and support around day to day concerns. And most importantly, a connection with others living with MS.
Contact your chapter today. 1-800-344-4867