When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, social media sites were still in their infancy and not as commonplace as they are today. I often think that I would have found these sites extremely helpful when I was going through those tough few years post diagnosis. Now, I find insight and inspiration daily through these social sites.
While we still have to consider the source and be wary of the information we’re getting through these online channels, these social media sites can serve as great resources for MS patients. Through them, I’ve seen a great sense of community as well as the creation of terrific support systems among people living with multiple sclerosis. I’ve witnessed many people who are sharing their stories which is rather cathartic and liberating. They are asking questions and interacting with others who may be experiencing many of the same things.
Another great thing about these social media pages is that there is something for everyone’s taste and preference. LiveWiseMS has social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram. I encourage you to follow LiveWiseMS on any of these pages. We try to keep you abreast of the latest news and information about MS from reputable sources as well as keep you updated with content from LiveWiseMS.org. We also like to share positive, inspirational stories about people living successfully with multiple sclerosis.
LiveWiseMS is still new and growing our presence on social media but we have many active followers already. There has been some great engagement so far especially on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We encourage you to take advantage of these sites, to ask questions and to engage with others. It’s a great way to get valuable information, inspiration, and support!
We also encourage you to share your experiences living with MS, join in, or start a discussion in our Community section. Using these online tools builds community and you’ll find not only is it helping you but others as well.
Remember you are never alone living with multiple sclerosis. So let's get social and make living with MS less of a struggle for all of us!
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