(BPT) – If you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), it's common to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. 1 With an ever-changing disease like MS, everyone's personal experience is different, so it's important to be open and honest with your doctor about your MS symptoms and how it may affect your day-to-day life and goals. 2 This will help you and your doctor create a personalized plan that addresses your whole health. Need advice on where to start? Here are three important topics to discuss with your doctor about how MS can affect your daily life. Keep mental and emotional health top-of-mind Following an MS diagnosis, focusing on your physical health is critical, but it's important to also take care of your emotional well-being for overall wellness. 3 Everyday life can be stressful enough, but for people living with MS, this can be compounded by the unpredictability of the disease. 3 In addition to stress, people living with MS often experience other emotional changes, such as depression, anxiety and irritability. 3 In fact, people with MS may be 2-3 times more likely to experience clinical depression than the general population. 4 Nurse practitioner Stephanie Agrella, PhD,… Read full this story
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