Firstly I’m relieved to know that there is a forum such as this for people suffering with MS can turn to and I want to use this time to also introduce myself, my name is Kelly I’m 34 and live on Newcastle in the north east. I have recently been diagnosed with relapse and remission type MS - and I’m waiting next week to speak to my specialist team. At the time of learning about my diagnosis was so crushing. That said, I have also become a new mam for the first time a year ago which is the best experience of my life to date. Admittedly though there has been a lot of times where I have found myself worrying about what my future holds and if I can remain a good parent to my daughter Matilda. I guess these are questions any new mum asks themselves, however, I find myself questioning my abilities for different reasons. I am extremely lucky that I have a loving and supportive family and friends (who have been amazing) including a marvellous husband, so I will never be alone or lack people to talk to. I mainly wanted to know how others found hearing their diagnoses made them feel, I am really struggling at the moment and have had to seek help to cope with negative thoughts and feelings towards myself by going to counselling and attending talking therapy/CBT sessions. Did others find these helpful when dealing with anxiety and low moods?