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If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Or, you may be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. The National MS Society has developed programs to give you theinformation and support you need to live comfortably and confidently with this change in your life.
Knowledge Is Power An at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS
Living with MS Addresses questions frequently asked after diagnosis of MS is received-from possible causes to advice on coping.
Disclosure—The Basic Facts Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes.
"But You Look So Good!" Coping with invisible MS symptoms.
Someone You Know Has MS: A Book for Families For children ages 6 to 12 who have a parent with MS. Provides facts and explores children's fears and concerns.
F.A.Q. About Society-Funded MS Research Frequently asked questions about Society-funded MS research, including funding, approach, philosphy, and progress.
Various treatments are available to help reduce future disease activity and/or manage symptoms. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you.
National MS Society Disease Management Consensus Statement Early treatment recommendations regarding use of the current MS disease-modifying drugs.
The Disease-Modifying Drugs Information on the disease-modifying drugs (Betaseron, Avonex, Copaxone, Novantrone, Rebif, and Tysabri). Includes how each is taken, side effects, benefits, and available help.
Putting the Brakes on MS Making the decision to use a disease-modifying drug.
Visit our Treatments section for more on medications, symptom management, alternative therapies, and treating exacerbations (relapses).
MS and Employment These programs and materials will assist you in making informed career decisions.
"I started telling people close to me that I had MS. This was a huge weight off my shoulders." Meet Mike Zimits.
When Sharon Dodge was diagnosed, she and her family joined the fight against MS. Meet Sharon.
Meruka Gupta—"I thought MS was an immediate sentence to a wheelchair, and having been very athletic all of my life, this terrified me. However, I very quickly realized that this was not the case. I was just beginning my life, and I was not going to allow MS to end it." Meet Meruka
Connect with others whose lives are affected by MS.
MSWorldoffers the official National MS Society chat rooms and message boardswith a hosted chat on Wed. at 8:00 pm EST specifically to answer questions and concerns for those just learning about MS.
Just the Facts Frequently asked questions about MS and the National MS Society.
Myths about MS Clearing up some misconceptions you may have heard about MS.
Webcasts (transcripts available)
MS Learn Online presents Newly Diagnosed with MS Where Do I Begin?
Starting with the Basics
InsideMS The Society's lifestyle magazine for people with MS, their families, and healthcare professionals.
The First Year—Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Margaret Blackstone
Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
by Rosalind Holland, Kalb, Nancy Barbara Giesser
Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, 3rd Edition
by Nancy Holland, T. Jock Murray, Stephen Reingold
Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers
by David Barnes, Ian McDonald
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have—The Answers You Need, 3rd Edition
by Rosalind C. Kalb
Multiple Sclerosis Q&A: Reassuring Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
by Beth Ann Hill
“But You Look So Well …”
Produced by Geyer/Lindenmuth Productions
Focuses on several people newly diagnosed with MS—people who have no visible sign of the disease. VHS. 60 minutes.
*All orders placed on Demos Publishing web site receive a 15% discount from list price.
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