Coping With a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis


Being diagnosed with a serious illness such as multiple sclerosis is a scary and emotional time. In this video from the U.K.’s MS Society, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients talk about their diagnosis and how they felt when they found out.

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The patients use words like “isolated,” “traumatic,” “daunting,” “intrusive” and “frightening” to describe their initial reactions to their MS diagnosis, while others tried to ignore or forget about the diagnosis hoping that it would disappear. However, some patients also expressed relief–at last now they knew what was wrong with them and they could begin treatment and move forward with their lives.

As well as dealing with their own emotions following a positive diagnosis, MS patients also have to contend with the feelings of people around them. The patients in the video explain how their family and loved ones took the news.

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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