What Are Some Things You Can Do to Take Care of Yourself?
Take the medicines that treat MS or your symptoms.
Follow the instructions your doctor gives you. Give them a chance to start working – sometimes it takes a while – and tell your doctor about any problems you have before making any changes.
Pay attention to how you are feeling.
Do you have new symptoms or old ones that have gotten worse? When did it start? Can you describe it? It’s a good idea to keep a journal so you can share this information with your doctor and parents.
Listen to your body.
It’s okay to slow down and rest if you are feeling tired or crummy. Even though you may miss out on fun things sometimes, you’ll feel better with some downtime – and then you can enjoy your activities when you return to them.
Try not to be alone all the time.
Even if it feels easier to stay home, spending time with friends is important for your health! Invite friends over and go out and enjoy activities at school and with friends as much as you can. Staying connected with others will help you feel happier and healthier.
Are you feeling new or more symptoms?
You might want to write them down in a journal so you can discuss them with your doctor.
How about sleep?
Are you getting enough? Try to get a full night’s sleep and rest when you need to so your body can heal and restore itself.