Newly diagnosed

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be extremely difficult to come to grips with. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions to ask and key decisions to make.

There are many misunderstandings about multiple sclerosis in the general community and online. With the current treatments available, multiple sclerosis does not necessarily lead to significant disability. Knowledge is power, and we’re here to help inform you and direct you to sources of support.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

People with multiple sclerosis can experience a wide range of symptoms and can be affected differently at various stages in their life. While there is no cure, there are treatments and support available which can help to reduce its impact and symptoms.

Receiving news that you have multiple sclerosis can be very unsettling for you and your family. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of information you need to take in. You and your family are likely to have some questions about the disease, how it may affect your lifestyle, how it can be treated and where to find the information and support you need right now.

Our Understanding MS booklet may help you to answer some of these initial questions.

Contact MS Connect™ (Freecall 1800 042 138 or email msconnect@ms.org.au) is our telephone and email information, support and referral service. Sometimes calling MS Connect to register with us is a good place to start.

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Newly Diagnosed

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be extremely difficult to come to grips with. All of a sudden there is a lot of new information to absorb, questions to ask and key decisions to make. We're here for you - from the day you're diagnosed and each day after.

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