Your MS Diagnosis

Last updated: January 2018

An MS diagnosis can come with so many emotions and questions. Everyone's experience and road to a diagnosis can different but know you're not alone. MS is the one commonality the community shares.

So, we want to hear from YOU! What is your diagnosis story and how did you cope? Find out the ways you can share your journey to an MS diagnosis below.

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Christie Germans—September 30, 2013
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How Much Did You Learn About Your MS During the First 100 Days After Diagnosis?
Kim Dolce—August 9, 2017
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