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Newly Diagnosed

Access MS information and resources to help you make treatment decisions, learn more about employment options and connect with others.

Diagnosed in 2009

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Find healthcare providers and community resources to help you live your best life with MS.

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Research Studies: Newly Diagnosed with MS

Some researchers are trying to understand what happens in the earliest stages of MS for clues to stopping or preventing it. Find studies seeking participants who are new to MS.

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Taking the First Steps

If you, or a loved one, have recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) you may not even know where to begin. Chances are you’ve never heard about MS or know what this means in terms of the rest of your life. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed, even a little scared, and possibly relief in finally knowing what to call all these strange symptoms you’ve been having.  
But no one has to face MS alone. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is here to help provide the support, resources and information you need to move your life forward. Many people find it helpful to start by gathering the facts.  Learning as much as you can about MS and getting answers to common questions can help you feel confident and in control of your health.

New to MS: Navigating Your Journey
Virtual Program

Connect and learn with others who are new to MS and navigating their own journeys. This program offers information about MS and symptoms, how to manage MS, and living well with MS. There will be opportunities to engage with other attendees, ask questions of a healthcare professional, and share your own experiences.

This program will be offered monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month. The program content will be the same each month. Space is limited, and sessions regularly reach capacity.

National Contributor

Special thank you to our New to MS Virtual Program national contributor, Bristol Myers Squibb.

Bristol Myers Squibb

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  1. New to MS: Navigating Your Journey

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  5. New to MS: Navigating Your Journey

Topics covered in the program include:

How to get the most out of this program:

  • Join with a carepartner, friend or family member
  • Make a list of questions before the program
  • Test your technology before logging in
  • Take notes
  • Engage with other attendees over chat or in discussion
  • Participate in interactive polls
  • Access the New to MS Resource Guide following the program to explore information and resources discussed during the program

We’re with You

You’re not alone. The National MS Society is here to support you and we are just a call or message away. In the meantime, we offer a variety of resources. Here are a few we recommend:

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