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Diagnosed in 2009

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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. 

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.  A great place to start is Knowledge is Power. Knowledge is Power (KIP) will help you learn about MS and give you practical suggestions for things you can do now to take charge of your MS.

We’re with you

We want you to know you’re not alone.  The mission of the National MS Society is that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.  We help you do that by addressing the challenges of living with MS through a variety of resources and support options, including:


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