Changes in your symptoms can indicate a relapse if:
Contact your MS care team if you think you are having a relapse. Read more about managing relapses.
Excellent resources on symptom management for people with MS are available from many sources. Find pathway-recommended information from these sources:
To keep notes about your symptoms you can use a diary or journal, check out smart phone apps, or click here to open a simple tracking form.
The best strategy for managing symptoms of MS is to have open and frank conversations with your health care providers about your symptoms, even if your experiences are personal or difficult to discuss. Your family doctor or an MS nurse can help answer your questions and suggest which health care provider you should see to investigate and manage your symptoms.
Depending on your
unique symptoms, many different care providers may be involved in
helping to keep you well, safe and comfortable. The following links may
help you to identify medical care providers closest to your home.
and some public programs will still require a referral from your MS
care team (neurologist, family doctor or MS nurse educator) prior to
making an appointment for you. When you make an appointment directly
with a private sector provider such as a physiotherapist, chiropractor,
massage therapist or orthotist, be sure to confirm the cost and find out
what is covered by your health insurance.
Locate a physiotherapist
Locate a public funded therapy program
Locate an orthotist
Locate a massage therapist
Locate a chiropractor
Locate a specialist physician