Helping you make sense of MS
Finding information you can trust is important, particularly when you're newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learning about MS can help you take control and feel more secure in what may feel like uncertain times.
These pages are from our Making Sense of MS resource. They give an overview on the topics that people living with MS have told us are the most useful for those new to MS.
You can take your time and read the information at your own pace, perhaps starting with the topics that are most important to you.
What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system. This section provides an overview of MS, why it happens and what the symptoms are.
What happens after diagnosis?
You've been diagnosed with MS, what happens next? This information covers how you might feel after diagnosis and where to get support.
Making the most of appointments
This information looks at how to get the best out of appointments with health professionals, questions you might ask and ideas that might help you prepare for appointments.
Living well with MS
Looking after your health is important. This information covers some lifestyle changes that could help you live better with your MS.
Telling people about your MS
When you have just been diagnosed with MS, you'll need to think about who to tell. This information looks at who you need to tell, as well as the people you may want to tell.
Treatments options for MS
Whatever type of MS you have, there are treatment options that you can discuss with your MS team, including: medication, physiotherapy or a change in lifestyle.
Helping you find the information you need
If you have questions about any aspect of MS, contact our MS Enquiry Service helpline. It is available from Monday to Friday (except UK bank holidays) from 9am to 5pm. Outside these hours you can leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
If you have a question about MS, call our free Enquiry Service on 0800 032 38 39.
Post your MS questions to:
MS Trust Enquiry Service,
Spirella Building, Bridge Road,
Letchworth Garden City,
Hertfordshire SG6 4ET