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8 Ways to Live Better With MS

6. Consider Your Career

After diagnosis, lots of people with MS stay at the same job without any problem. But it’s worth considering how MS could affect your career in the future.

For instance, if your job is very physical, could you shift to something less demanding if your symptoms got worse? And in any job, would training in a different career make you more confident about your future?

7. Reach Out

Connecting with other people who are dealing with MS can help, too. Support groups can provide connections.

"Other members may talk about a good financial advisor or a contractor who will install grip bars," says Northrop. "Write down that information and keep it in a file." Such recommendations may come in handy.

8. Take Your Time

If you have MS, it's important to plan. But don’t rush into any big decisions.

"Don't give it more of your energy and resources than it deserves," Kalb says.

Reviewed on April 13, 2014

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