No two people with MS have the same symptoms, experiences or feelings, and people with MS will experience different challenges at different times. Some people may find the initial diagnosis overwhelming, some people may struggle with a relapse or with work and family responsibilities, and others may find themselves feeling hopeless or alone.
Your doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are a great place to get support and share concerns. You might like to talk to your GP about seeing a psychologist. A psychologist is someone who can help you to work through your thoughts, emotions and feelings. Medicare can cover some of the costs of psychology sessions.
There is a bunch of online services as well as helplines with friendly counsellors on the end of the phone who are available for a simple chat or to share some of your bigger problems or fears:
1300 22 4636
13 11 14
1300 010 158
MS Network of Care Australia
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