6 Things people should not say

Things not to say

“Take my advice...”

An MS diagnosis is usually the result of countless tests, doctor visits, and lots of personal research. Before offering advice, make sure what you have to say comes from a reliable source, is newsworthy, and most of all - wanted or needed.
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Things not to say

Results may vary.

MS affects everyone differently. Symptoms from one person to the next can be very different. A treatment that is successful for one person may not be right for someone else.
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How many treatments have you tried for your MS?

Things not to say

“You should...”

Coping with symptoms and finding the right treatment are not trivial matters for a person with MS. Before you offer any advice, you should remind yourself that MS affects almost every aspect of his or her life - and isn’t something taken lightly.
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When was the last time someone told you try natural remedy to treat MS?

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The brush-off.

Nothing makes MS symptoms worse than being told they don’t exist, or that they could be ignored. No one likes feeling sick - and everyone deserves respect when dealing with health problems.
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Have you lost relationship(s) as a result of your MS?

Things not to say

Did you say that out loud?

There is a lot of misinformation about MS. As with many chronic illnesses, blame and pointing fingers are not only hurtful - they are often factually inaccurate.
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Have you ever been mistaken for being drunk due to your MS Symptoms?

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Face, meet palm.

Of all the things you should not say, these are the worst. Cognitive symptoms and fatigue should never be confused with forgetfulness or laziness. Never trivialize MS, its symptoms or diagnosis.
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