Where Could Someone Find Multiple Sclerosis Support?
If a person were to search the
Internet for Multiple Sclerosis, they would find hundreds of
sites with detailed information about the disease. Many
of these sites talk about Multiple Sclerosis support and many
offer support via messageboards and chatrooms.
When a person is initially
diagnosed with MS, it can be quite scary.
With very little knowledge about the disease and the course
of the disease, people are frightened. Although Multiple
Sclerosis is the most common Neurological disease in North
America, many people are unaware of the seriousness of this
condition. Unless a person knows someone with MS, often this
disease is foreign to them. It can be scary if the person they
know is in a wheelchair or needs a care-giver. Automatically
newly diagnosed patients may assume that a wheelchair is their
fate. This is not true at all. Visiting Multiple Sclerosis
websites and participating in Multiple Sclerosis support groups
will help a person to learn about the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis support should definitely introduced to
people newly diagnosed with MS. It is important to be in
contact with people who understand the disease and are able to
provide encouragement and support. Although family members and
friends are caring and attempt to be supportive, they cannot
completely understand Multiple Sclerosis like the one who is
living with it daily. Most areas have Multiple Sclerosis
support groups, either through the MS Society or those created
by a group of individuals. Besides Multiple Sclerosis support
groups, people with MS need a support system of their own which
should include their family doctor, their neurologist, their MS
nurse and anyone else who are able to offer support in trying
If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with
Multiple Sclerosis, it is essential to get involved with some
sort of Multiple Sclerosis support group. If there isn’t an
organized support group in your area, perhaps you might like to
start one. If this is not an option, find a Multiple Sclerosis
support group online such as a MS chatroom or messageboard or
join an emailing list for people with MS.