Primary progressive MS exposed Living with primary progressive MS
A diagnosis of primary progressive MS can introduce an element of uncertainty into virtually all aspects of a person's life, in terms of changing physical capabilities, the sense of loss for your life before MS and the unknowns that the future may hold. Although it is important to be a full participant in decisions relating to managing and treating your primary progressive MS, it can be all too easy to focus purely on managing your physical symptoms. It is just as important that you don't neglect your emotional health, which also has a major influence on your overall quality of life.
As previously mentioned, looking after yourself in terms of eating healthily, exercising when possible and attending 'wellness' check-ups where appropriate can improve your general wellbeing and have a positive impact on some symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. The following section looks at the emotional, social and financial impact of living with primary progressive MS in more detail.