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For People Newly Niagnosed: Living with MS

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

Knowledge Is Power An at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS

An Introduction to MS

Treatments

Various treatments are available to help reduce future disease activity and/or manage symptoms. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you.

Employment

  • MS and Employment These programs and materials will assist you in making informed career decisions.


Mike Zimits

"I started telling people close to me that I had MS. This was a huge weight off my shoulders." Meet Mike Zimits.

Sharon Dodge

When Sharon Dodge was diagnosed, she and her family joined the fight against MS. Meet Sharon.


Meruka Gupta

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


Support

Connect with others whose lives are affected by MS.

There are over 1,800National MS Society-affiliated self-help groupsacross the nation representing people with MS, family members, and friends. Contact your chapter to find out more. 1-800-344-4867


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.

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Basic Facts

Just the Facts Frequently asked questions about MS and the National MS Society.

View online | View as PDF

Myths about MS Clearing up some misconceptions you may have heard about MS.

Glossary of MS Terms


webcast icon Webcasts (transcripts available)

MS Magazine

InsideMS

InsideMS The Society's lifestyle magazine for people with MS, their families, and healthcare professionals.

Also available: Teen InsideMS and Keep S'myelin—our newsletter for children.

Books

The First Year—Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

The First Year—Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Margaret Blackstone

Read our review | Order through Amazon.com

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

by Rosalind Holland, Kalb, Nancy Barbara Giesser

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Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, 2nd Edition

Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, 3rd Edition

by Nancy Holland, T. Jock Murray, Stephen Reingold

Order through Demos Publishing*

Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers

Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers

by David Barnes, Ian McDonald

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Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have—The Answers You Need

Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have—The Answers You Need, 3rd Edition

by Rosalind C. Kalb

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Multiple Sclerosis Q&A: Reassuring Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Multiple Sclerosis Q&A: Reassuring Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

by Beth Ann Hill

Read our review | Order through Amazon.com

Video

“But You Look So Well …”

“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.

Read our review | To order: Contact audreygeyer@aol.com, (810) 225-7796

*All orders placed on Demos Publishing web site receive a 15% discount from list price.