Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 19, 2018


Michael Smith, MD, chief medical editor, WebMD.

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Vanessa M.
Oakland, CA
When I was first diagnosed, I felt alone, afraid, and like a failure. A year later, I refuse to let MS define and dictate who I am. I will fight for my life and I will fight to be the best version of me.
Jason D.
Jersey City, NJ
Rather than letting MS control me, I have learned to work with it. Depending on the pain, I’ll try a lot of things to keep moving forward: prayer, relaxation, stretching, exercise, staying away from stress, asking for help, and slowing down.
Diane K.
State College, PA
At first I grieved such a huge change in my life. Then I decided to use MS as a motivator, not a stumbling block. I focused on learning about the disease and therapies, getting involved in research trials, and living a healthier life.