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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Coping With MS

Coping With MS

An MS diagnosis impacts your whole life — your illness can affect your relationships, job and ability to perform everyday tasks. It’s normal to feel depressed, frustrated and discouraged at times, but it’s also important to remember that you’re not alone. It can help to talk about your feelings with your doctor, your family, friends and with other people who have been diagnosed with MS. Your doctor can suggest a therapy or support group in your community. It’s also important to try to continue doing activities you enjoy — your doctor or physical therapist can help you work around the challenges that MS might present to your favorite activities. With support, you can continue living a full life with MS. 

By Jen Matz. Published March 26, 2013. Jenilee Matz is a medical writer, health educator, and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC.