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What should I do after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis?

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Getting an MS diagnosis can be a lengthy process. When some people finally learn they have the condition after months or years of symptoms, they take the news as something of a relief. For others, it can be shocking. Either way, you’ll probably have concerns about what the disease means for your life and your family. That's completely understandable.

Talk with others -- your friends, your doctor, a support group, or a counselor -- about how you’re feeling. Your health care team can help you decide on the best ways to treat your disease and live with it day to day. MS affects everyone differently, so what one person with the condition feels may not be what will happen to you.

From: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis & Tests WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 2/28/2018

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

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