Newly Diagnosed with MS?
If you have been newly diagnosed with MS, you may feel overwhelmed and worried about how it will affect you, your future, your life and your family.
The first thing to remember is that there is a whole community around to help you. Your symptoms will be unique to you and everyone is affected differently. What happens after diagnosis depends on a few things like:
- How active your MS is and whether there are any symptoms that are problematic and could be treated?
- The support your MS team can offer and how soon
- What you would like to happen and the choices you can make about managing your MS and environment.
Due to the unpredictable nature of MS, it is often hard to get the best from health and social care services. The following link to MS National Society ‘Care and Support‘ page will help you navigate through the system to get the best advice possible.
How you manage your MS depends on the symptoms of MS you have. You may become frustrated at not being able to do the things you used to do. Taking disease-modifying therapies that your GP may be able to recommend and prescribe plus exercise and healthy eating, may help you manage these symptoms, give you more energy and keep fit.
At LPMSC you can find a range of activities that may help you to achieve a higher level of fitness depending on your personal goals, and help your physical and emotional wellbeing. Why not book an appointment and visit the centre and see what we may be able to offer you.
The MS Society has a wealth of information to help you along with a support helpline. The helpline is available from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Their number is 0808 800 8000 and the advice line offers emotional and confidential support and is a free service.