i am newly diagnosed with MS and basically confused and depressed. Reading some of the posts and hearing some stories. I seem to have got to this diagnosis far ‘easier’ than others and as things stand, I do not seem to be having some of the issues that other people have had. I’m still worried though. When I saw the MS nurse, the first thing she asked me was how I was feeling. Depressed/stressed/worried and angry was my response and I can’t shake that feeling and that’s not helping. During the autumn of 2015 I started to notice my legs starting to behave weird. Jelly like after 20-30mins, like I’ve been in the pub on a 10 hour vodka bender. Combined with a few other minor things that you might expect at 50, I went to the GP. I eventually got referred to Neuro and after initially putting it down to high blood pressure, I got sent fir a scan which showed the lesions and the resulting diagnosis. I have been told that I have relapsing/remitting but don’ t feel I have had any ups and down. My mobility has no doubt declined in the last 8 months but as I say for me a bad day is legs feeling heavy from the word go but I can still mobilise it is just that the ‘lead boots’ are a bit more apparent occasionally. My balance has gone downhill but I don’t get that when walking, more in the house or if turning etc. My wife says occasionally my speech is a teensy bit slurred but not to any major degree. I have fidgety spells when I’ m sat watching telly or in bad from time to time and yes I do get a bit tired but again nothing significant. The MS nurse has recommended I start either Aubagio or Tecfidera but don’t feel I’m ready to. To be honest the side erects scare me especially Aubagio which is only level one but can thin the hair/ hair loss - vain git really don’t fancy losing my hair. Can anyone offer any advice on this. How ,unchanged worse am I going to get?? I know this is a question that no-one can really answer as everyone is different. Part of my worry is my wife and I do not have a support network. We have a teenage daughter with Downs who is going through a really bad time emotionally and potentially due major surgery for scoliosis this year, so all this MS crap couldn’t have come at a worse time - hence the stress levels. My employer (local authority) aren’t being as helpful as they possibly could either. Sorry for the long post - good to get it off my chest. So any advice particularly around my symptoms and the drugs would be appreciated.