Just Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? What You Need Now

12 steps to take now to stay as healthy as possible in the future (13 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Dec 8, 2010 at 2:26PM

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Just Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? What You Need Now

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Decide Whom to Tell

Before you disclose your diagnosis to anyone other than family members or close friends, get comfortable with it yourself so that you can speak with confidence. If you feel you need to disclose your condition to your boss so that you can take time off, consider talking to a lawyer first about your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information about whether to tell someone about your condition, check out these links at the National MS Society website:
For people who are newly diagnosed
Disclosing your MS to others

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