Advice from the Lift MS® Community for the Newly Diagnosed
- by Teva's Lift MS® Team
- September 21, 2020
For many, an MS diagnosis might come with questions and curiosity. We asked the Lift MS® community on Facebook to share their advice for those who’ve recently been diagnosed with MS. Below you’ll find some of their responses and words of encouragement.
“From day one to today, a positive attitude has helped the most.” - Penny S.
Challenging times may come and go when living with MS, making it more difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Managing these emotional changes might require more patience and practice. To support you, we’ve provided a list of tips to help you respond to your feelings with a positive attitude.
“I would say to join groups. Join a group like this and you will be so surprised to see how many people can validate questions and concerns.” – Jere D.
If you were recently diagnosed with MS, you’re not alone. For ongoing support and inspiration, join the thousands of people who make up the Lift MS® community. This community is filled with stories, educational resources, and motivation for both MS patients and Care Partners alike.
“You will have good days and bad days. Make sure to listen to your body when it’s time to relax and take it easy.” - Nabila Z. H.
Focus on what makes you feel relaxed and at ease by making time to care for yourself. When practicing self-care, it’s important to listen to your body physically and emotionally in order to help identify what self-care tactics work best for you. Try lighting a candle, cuddling with your furry friend, or journaling to help clear your mind.
“There is so much information about the MS diagnosis. Ask your doctor to explain the treatment plan and write down questions for your health team. Keep enjoying the things you’ve always done!” - Dawn M.
Support services, like Teva’s Shared Solutions®, are available to help guide your search for information about financial support, therapy assistance, and managing your MS. As life gets busy, it’s important to stay committed to your prescribed therapy. As always, talk with your healthcare provider before starting, changing, or stopping a prescribed medication.
What were you curious about when you received your MS diagnosis? Let us know in the comments below or on the Lift MS® Facebook page. You never know who else might have the same question.
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COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.