New to MS?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system which results in damage to myelin, which is a protective sheath surrounding the nerve fibres. Messages along the nerve fibres between the brain and other parts of the body are interfered with when myelin is damaged.
The symptoms of MS are different for each person. Sometimes they even vary for an individual. For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission whilst for others it has a progressive pattern. This can make life unpredictable for people with MS.
On this web site, we provide information about a selection of treatment options for MS.
If you are new to MS, or would like to learn more about other aspects of living with MS, you can visit the following websites
- MS Australia
- MS Research Australia
- MS International Federation
- The UK MS Society
- The MS Trust (UK)
- National MS Society (US)
Below is a list of specific resources or web pages that provide more information about a range of topics
Introduction to MS
- Understanding MS. An introduction for People Living with MS (MS Australia) (PDF)
- Is it MS? (MS International Federation) (PDF)
- About MS (MS Australia)
Treatment and management