Managing Emotions With MS
- by Teva's Lift MS® Team
- February 10, 2020
Managing the emotional changes that come with multiple sclerosis may require patience and practice. How you respond to your feelings is important. According to the National MS Society, some people living with MS may tend to focus on their physical health and forget about their emotional health. Emotional health is an essential component to managing overall health and wellness. Below we’ve broken down some of the emotions you may be experiencing and how to better manage them. As always, it’s important to talk with your doctor when making any changes to your daily routine.
Curious. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for some time, it’s normal to be curious about the symptoms of MS and how they’ll impact your daily life. Teva provides a variety of downloadable educational brochures, from overall wellness to doctor discussion guides, so you’re better equipped for what the future may bring.
Thankful. Show appreciation toward Care Partners and loved ones who support you in your MS journey. Help your Care Partners understand when you need their help and let them know you’re appreciative of their time. Give thanks to not only those around you, but to yourself. Take time to write down what makes you feel grateful.
Upset. You may find yourself feeling tense about the life changes MS can bring. This is a normal response to any unwanted change in life, so it’s important to find ways to channel your emotions into something productive, like going on a walk or practicing yoga.
Empowered. Staying motivated to be productive and maintain your overall wellness while living with MS isn’t always easy, but when you do it can feel empowering. Make a to-do list every day and set goals to keep yourself moving forward.
There will be good days and days harder than others in your MS journey, so it’s important to stay positive and surround yourself with people who support you. What do you do to manage your emotions? Let us know in the comments below or on the Lift MS® Facebook page.
There are no data to suggest that COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) affects any of the outcomes listed.
COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.