The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
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The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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One of the most widely recommended guides to living with multiple sclerosis, now completely revised and updated, including the latest research, the most recent information on treatments (including the news on Tysabri®), and new tips for managing MS. Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often disabling condition of the central ner...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Da Capo Press (first published 2002)
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Sfdreams
Oct 02, 2008 Sfdreams rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all newly diagnosed MS patients
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I got this book from the library when I was still reeling from my diagnosis. I found this very informative and helpful. In fact, I intend to buy this book so that I can fully utilize the information within.

This book takes you through the first year after diagnosis. The first 7 chapters cover the first seven days of diagnosis...the first day is appropriately titled Reeling...with a brief synopsis in a sentence of what was covered at the end of each chapter. Then each week is covered in a single c...more
Angie
I started reading this, but it was so good, I lent it to the folks to read, hoping it would calm my mom down. It has a wealth of information, but is now a little out of date (ie the meds).
Natalie
I like it, but there isn't enough information about the main treatments potential side effects and the existence of day-to-day symptoms.
Tom
Feb 23, 2009 Tom is currently reading it
It's a little late for the "first year" part - I was diagnosed in Oct. 2006. About time I caught up.
Yvonne
Easy to read. Lots of helpful information. Encouraging. I really appreciated the glossary.
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