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What are some ways someone can be positive with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS)?

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Practice being in the moment and appreciating what you have rather than stressing about what may come.

Just knowing you're not alone can make a big difference, too. Support groups can connect you with others who can relate to what you're going through. Check with your doctor for recommendations, or try the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

With the right outlook, you can find and thrive in a "new normal."

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Progressive MS."

MS Society UK: "What is primary progressive MS?"

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Spasticity," "Medications," "Pain," "Sexual Problems," "Living with Advanced MS," "Fatigue," "Cognitive Changes," "Increasing Accessibility."

Holland, N. , Summer 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 23, 2016

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Progressive MS."

MS Society UK: "What is primary progressive MS?"

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Spasticity," "Medications," "Pain," "Sexual Problems," "Living with Advanced MS," "Fatigue," "Cognitive Changes," "Increasing Accessibility."

Holland, N. , Summer 2011. International Journal of MS Care

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 23, 2016

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