Multiple Sclerosis: Helpful Resources for a Recent Diagnosis
If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be wondering So what do I do now? Because emotions can kick in quickly, whatever words the doctor said after giving you the diagnosis may be lost in a blur. Obviously, you’ll have opportunities to talk about it further in follow-up visits, but it may reassure you to know that many helpful resources are available to help you navigate the next few days, weeks, and months.
The National MS Society (800-344-4867 or 800-FIGHT-MS) offers a variety of publications and programs:
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (800-532-7667) is another good resource to tap:
The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation provides information about MS in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian
Other helpful national organizations include the following: