Photo: Woman with MS reading book in library

Before diagnosis

If you’ve got unexplained symptoms, it can feel like a long and frustrating process to a diagnosis. You might feel like a hypochondriac, or that you are losing your mind, or making a fuss. This is all normal.

Due to its complexity and variety of symptoms, MS is not easy to diagnose.

Even when the process runs smoothly, it can take a long time to get to the bottom of what’s causing a complex condition. Different possible causes need to be checked out before a diagnosis is made.

> Find out more on the diagnosis process

Find out more

  • Talk about it with someone who understands
  • Getting help without a diagnosis
  • What benefits are there to having an early diagnosis of MS?
  • Your rights at work
  • What benefits might you be entitled to?
  • Talking to your doctor