Searching for MS info is not hard. The real challenge is finding reliable sources of multiple sclerosis info. At its most basic, finding such information involves undertaking a simple internet search using a search engine. Plugging “MS” “multiple sclerosis” “MS info” or “multiple sclerosis info” into a search engine and hitting the search button will suffice.


Identifying the Best MS Info Sites


Subsequently, your best bet is to sift through the sites, identifying the ones that seem to be operated by credible organizations or individuals. The most credible sites are bound to include MS patient advocacy sites, sites that present medical and scientific perspectives and those that present patients’ personal experiences. Sites that present alternative medical approaches backed with solid evidence are just as valid. They may present ideas the likes of which you have never heard before, but as long as they are open about their approaches and provide all the information that would help you determine their legitimacy, you should welcome the information they share.

You should avoid sites that make absolute claims about MS without presenting you with evidence or the opportunity to do your own research to confirm their claims. These sites may try to convince you that they are right by using fear or by essentially asking you to have faith in the truth of their claims. This is wrong. Any site that claims to be presenting you truthful MS info should give you the chance to see for yourself where the information came from and why it is held to be true. After all, your health and life or those of a loved one are on the line. When you have so much in jeopardy, you shouldn’t be expected to make important health decisions on the basis of unsubstantiated claims.

For patients who have just been diagnosed with MS and are bewildered about their symptoms and worried about what lies ahead, the best source of information is a group of other people living with multiple sclerosis. It may be a formal support group (with a website, a physical address and publications) or it may be an informal online community of bloggers or discussion board participants. The nature of the group is not as important as the fact that, having experienced MS and its complications, its members are able to give newly diagnosed patients tips about managing the condition and coping with it. They may also have valuable information about various resources, including nutritional resources, sources of assistance and funding, and MS-related studies.