Advice for Caregivers

Caregiver advice

The unsung hero

You're there for your loved ones, providing unconditional support, as they continue to fight relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). It's an ongoing battle that can get harder and harder each day. Their good days are rewarding, but when they struggle—so do you. Your job is extremely important, and you are worthy of all the credit in the world.

But in order to be the best caregiver, you must take the time to care for yourself.

The National MS Society suggests several things you can do to avoid burnout:

  • Reach out for practical and emotional support
  • Sleep
  • Have fun
  • Be honest
  • Keep your own hobbies and interests
  • Exercise
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Join an MS caregiver support group
  • Watch out for resentment

And even if you're not on treatment, you can call us for support needs as well. MS ActiveSource® Coordinators are available at 1-800-456-2255, Monday — Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (ET).

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Indication

TYSABRI® (natalizumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). TYSABRI can slow the worsening of symptoms common in people with MS and can decrease the number of flare-ups (relapses). TYSABRI increases the risk of PML. When starting and continuing treatment with TYSABRI, it is important that you discuss with your doctor whether the expected benefit of TYSABRI is enough to outweigh this risk.

Important Safety Information

Please see Full Prescribing Information (PDF) including Boxed Warning and Patient Medication Guide (PDF).

This information is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare provider.