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Your Answers: The Worst MS Advice (Infographic)

Updated on November 13, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: "What bits of 'advice' do you wish people would stop telling you?" and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("You should get out more") to the plain unhelpful ("But you look fine"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • You should get out more
  • Just push through it
  • You don’t look disabled
  • Everyone gets tired sometimes
  • Have you tried vitamins?
  • You should go back to work
  • But you look fine
  • Just move around more

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about multiple sclerosis do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I guess I just wish that people would find other ways of relating to someone with a health challenge then by telling them their worst stories of someone they heard of who has the same thing. I… read more

posted 16 days ago

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