Multiple Sclerosis Support

Multiple Sclerosis Support

An Array of Support Offered to MS Patients

When diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, oftentimes patients reach out to others in their position for support. Seeing as doctors may be helpful in treating the disease, no one truly understands the experience besides those who are affected by it themselves.

Looking for Multiple Sclerosis support groups is a great way to start connecting with others affected by MS. These groups can offer emotional support, as well as tips and tricks to dealing with side effects of medicine or side effects of relapses. Oftentimes, patients have experienced similar relapses, so just sharing their experiences with each other and talking them through can be helpful.

If there are no local MS support groups, there are several MS support groups online. These online communities are a great way for those affected by MS to talk to each other whenever needed and always have somewhere to go to ask questions. Because an online community is always available, versus an in-person group, these may be more convenient, especially for those who have difficulty travelling.

The Multiple Sclerosis society is a great place to start when looking for support. They offer resources for local support as well as international support through the internet. Additionally, the Multiple Sclerosis society is able to pair up newly diagnosed patients with those who have had MS for a while, in order to let the newly diagnosed have a “big brother” or “big sister” to help them settle into their new diagnosis.

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is similar to the society in that it provides resources for those who are affected by MS. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation helps people with multiple sclerosis to maintain their health and well-being. They offer support to help keep patients self-sufficient in their homes, while also heightening multiple sclerosis awareness and promote more understanding about the disease.

The resources at the Foundation help people who have MS, as well as their families and caregivers. Another way they offer support is by running a national toll free helpline for patients. This is staffed by caseworkers and peer counselors to serve patients with care and empathy.

There are many options for support for those looking for it. Whether an in-person support group is best, or an online community, there is help available for those who have MS to share and relate to others affected by the disease.

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