If you’ve been recently diagnosed with MS, it can feel overwhelming. The first thing to remember is there’s a whole community of people here to help, including us, at The Lilian Prime MS Centre. So if you’re looking for someone to talk to, we want to help.
I’ve just been diagnosed with MS – what do I do next?
There are a variety of factors that affect what you should do straight after diagnoses:
- How active is your MS? Are there any troublesome symptoms?
- What support can your MS team offer, and how soon?
- What you’d like to happen? There are choices you can make about how you manage MS and your environment.
MS is different for everyone, and each experience is unique. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a significant first step in the right direction. The NHS is the world’s largest publicly funded health service. Check out ‘Health Care in the NHS‘ to understand how to get the best from the NHS. At the Lilian Prime MS Centre, we hold regular social events that allow you to share your story and listen to the experiences of others.
Will my life be different now?
Life doesn’t stop at diagnosis; your family and social life can continue. Everyone’s MS experiences are different and handled in the best and comfortable way for you. It’s impossible to precisely predict how one will be affected and whether this could change one’s path in life.
Living with MS may present you with a difficult challenge regarding what you can and can’t do. Lilian Prime MS Centre supports you with the information, therapies and activities that could improve your well-being and help keep you physically fit too.
Is there a cure for MS?
At the moment, there’s no cure for MS. MS Research around the world is trying to find ways to stop MS. However, there are other ways to manage your condition through diet, exercise, and Disease-Modifying Therapies until a cure is found.
Lilian Prime MS Centre offers a range of exercises, therapies, and events to create a warm and welcoming community. These activities can significantly improve mental health, as well as building on better physical fitness.
National MS Helpline
The National MS Helpline offers confidential emotional support and information to anyone affected by MS. Call us on 0808 800 8000 or for more information visit the MS Society website.