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Stress and anxiety

People with MS often find that stress impacts on their condition in some way.

It’s impossible to avoid it completely, but stress affects a body’s ability to fight disease – so it’s important to learn ways of managing it as much as possible.

Anxiety is also common, affecting about a third of people with MS.

MS is unpredictable, so it’s no surprise that uncertainty and a feeling of the unknown turns into anxiety. Again, there are techniques for managing anxiety.

This page also covers some common thinking errors and ways to overcome them.