An MS diagnosis might feel scary and overwhelming, but remember, you're not alone. Find out how other people have come to terms with their diagnosis.
"I am not defined by having multiple sclerosis"
Maisie, who was diagnosed with MS in June, aged just 14, hosted a My Garden Party in the summer, and raised thousands of pounds to help us make a difference for people with MS. Here she tells us what it meant to fundraise for the MS Trust and why she's determined to live her life like "any other teenager".Read more
Can’t change what happens, just have to deal with it - Wayne's Story
When Wayne first started experiencing tingling and weakness in his hand and wrist, he ignored it "like a typical bloke". But then six months later, in May this year, he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. Here he tells us about coming to terms with the diagnosis, starting treatment, and why he's determined to "keep smiling".Read more
'Coming out' about my MS
When Kimberley was diagnosed with MS in February, she was scared to open up about the condition. But then a few months later, on World MS Day, she decided to ‘come out’ about her MS in a rather public way – and was overwhelmed by the support she received from friends and strangers alike.Read more
My MS diagnosis story: "This wasn't what we had planned for our autumn years"
After deciding to move on from running an accessible holiday centre, David Tucker started to experience many 'strange' symptoms. Five years later he was diagnosed with MS. Here David reflects on the journey he's been on and shares his hopes for the future.Read more
My MS diagnosis story: "I was overwhelmed with the mix of emotions I was going through"
Christina McDonald was diagnosed with MS last November, just a few weeks before her 27th birthday. Here Christina tells us about the different emotions she’s experienced in the past few months and how she’s learnt to accept and process her diagnosis.Read more
My MS diagnosis story: "It took me a long time to realise that it was okay not to be okay"
When Carla was diagnosed with MS in 2008, she felt like she’d lost control of her “body and future.” Here she explains how the Kubler-Ross Curve helped her come to terms with her MS diagnosis and to stay positive.Read more