Newly diagnosed 10/06/09

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/7/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm really stressed all the time and my sypmtoms seem to get worse when I am. How do people cope?

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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Stress management is so important.  It is a well known fact that stress can exacerbate MS.  You are brand new to this.  I am so sorry!  You need to try and get some support.  See if there is an MS society near you.  They offer a ton of support for the newly diagnosed. 
I know that for some, managing stress means a complete lifestyle change.  Some find new jobs/careers.  You are going to have to find ways to eat really well and exercise.  Exercise can do wonders for stress levels.  You may need some counseling to help you adjust to this diagnosis. 
Talking to others with MS can certainly help you feel less alone.  Will you be taking a disease modifying therapy?  That may initially add to your stress as well. 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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