Resources, Support and Guidance at Your Fingertips
It can be difficult to hear the words “You have MS” for the first time. You will have many questions about what this diagnosis means for you, and how it will impact your life and the lives of your loved ones.
The Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society wants you to know that you are not alone. We are here to help answer your questions, provide resources and education, and connect you with supportive networks. We offer:
> Educational Materials
> Community Resources
Call the Information and Resource Center – 1-800-344-4867
You can also call to order newly diagnosed brochures and information sheets:
The Disease-Modifying Drugs
This 16-page brochure contains information on the disease-modifying drugs (Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone, Rebif, Novantrone, and Tysabri). The brochure contains information on how each is taken, side-effects, benefits, and the assistance offered by drug companies to alleviate financial difficulties.
Diagnosis: The Basic Facts
This 6-page fact sheet explains usual diagnostic steps and tests, including information on how to prepare for an MRI.
Disclosure: The Basic Facts
This 6-page fact sheet contains information about when, how, and whom to tell in personal and work situations.
Genetics: The Basic Facts
This 5-page fact sheet contains information and basic facts about MS and heredity.
Living with MS
Debra Frankel, MS, OTR, with Hettie Jones
This 24-page booklet contains answers to the questions most often asked when the diagnosis is MS.
Knowledge is Power is a series of articles on subjects of special interest to persons newly diagnosed with MS and their families that can be mailed or emailed to you.
For more information contact the Information and Resource Center at 1-800-344-4867