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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
"Live life to the fullest and accept any challenge that makes you look twice"
Trudi Lampart-Macdonald from Kent took part in our Jump in June skydiving month last year and raised around £1,000 to help fund the MS Trust’s work. Here she tells us why it meant so much to her to be able to take on this challenge.
In this blog, Lydia from the MS Trust comms team highlights the importance of having people with MS on primetime TV, but also looks at the difficulties of portraying such a complex condition in a drama.