MS Essentials Tips Sheets

Disponible en français

The MS Essentials series has been developed to help people affected by MS remain active and informed. Essential Tips provide 1-page summaries of key issues and topics. Essentials booklets provide the latest information on multiple sclerosis medications, research, and lifestyle issues such as health, nutrition and exercise. All of the publications are developed by Lind Publishing, publishers of MSology, in collaboration with nurses specializing in MS care, to provide readers with practical information they can use in their daily lives.


Essential Tips Sheets

Available to read, print or download


Understanding Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis

Developed by Josée Poirier, MS Clinic, CR CHUM, Montreal QC; and Sheryl Clarke, MS Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Download the Essential Tips Sheet: Understanding Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis – English version (PDF)


Preparing for Your Visit to the MS Clinic

Developed by Peggy Cook, MS Clinic, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick; and Janet Brown, MS Clinic, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Download the MS Essential Tips Sheet: Preparing for Your Visit to the MS Clinic – English version (PDF)


Recognizing an MS Relapse

Developed by Shirley MacGowan, MS Clinic, Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon; Saskatchewan; and Bonnie Blain, MS Clinic, MS clinic, Red Deer, Alberta

Download the Essential Tips Sheet: Recognizing an MS Relapse – English version (PDF)


Vaccination & Multiple Sclerosis

Developed by Colleen Harris, University of Calgary MS Clinic, Calgary, Alberta; and Lynn McEwan, MS Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario

Download the Essential Tips Sheet: Vaccination & Multiple Sclerosis – English version (PDF)



Starting a Medication for Multiple Sclerosis

Tips on what you need to do before beginning treatment

Download the Essential Tips Sheet: Starting a Medication for Multiple Sclerosis – English version (PDF)


Changing Your Multiple Sclerosis Medication

Tips on what you need to do before switching from one treatment to another

Download the Essential Tips Sheet: Changing Your Multiple Sclerosis Medication – English version (PDF)