First questions about MS
What happens after your diagnosis depends on a few things:
- How active your MS is at the moment. Are there any symptoms that are troublesome and could be treated?
- What support your MS team can offer and how soon.
- What you'd like to happen. There are choices you can make, about how you manage MS and your environment.
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Will my life be different now?
Life doesn't stop at diagnosis and your work or education, family and social life will continue.
If you're worried MS will make a big difference to your life or alter your choices, remember everyone's MS is different. It's not possible to predict exactly how you'll be affected and whether this could change your path in life.
What treatments are out there for MS?
Right now there's over a dozen disease modifying treatments (DMTs) for MS.
The evidence tells us the earlier you start exploring treatment the better.
Can I carry on driving?
The good news is that most people with MS continue to drive as normal. You do have to inform the DVLA of your diagnosis.
Will my children get MS?
Many people worry their children will also get MS. There is a genetic angle to MS, but it isn't the whole story and MS is not directly inherited.
There is only around a 1.5% chance of a child developing MS if one parent has it. This means about 1 in 67 would get MS.
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£10could buy vital lab supplies for MS researchers, helping them find ways to stop MS faster
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Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.
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Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.