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You’re not alone, even if living with multiple sclerosis (MS) sometimes makes it seem that way. There’s a whole world of people living with MS just like you, waiting to connect and lend support.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a seasoned vet, you can meet others who understand exactly what you’re going through because they’ve been there too.

Our mission is to empower people to live beyond their condition through compassion, support, and knowledge. From one-to-one chats to group discussions, we make connecting easy. This is a safe place to find and receive advice, to seek and offer support, and to discover the latest news and research updates, curated just for you.

HOW IT WORKS

Feed your soul
Like all of your favorite social networks, we’ve designed an activity feed to connect you with other members, like you, living with multiple sclerosis. We pride ourselves on making MS Healthline a safe and secure space where you can join live discussions, connect one-to-one, and read the latest news and wellness articles about your condition.

Live discussions with MS community leaders
Gain advice and share whatever is on your mind in any one of our groups. It’s a great way to swap stories, ask questions, and share ideas while meeting others in the community. Five nights a week, join our MS Healthline guide in live chats about all things multiple sclerosis—right from our Live Discussions group. Check out our other groups below!
Treatments
Symptoms
Clinical Trials
Personal Community
Wellness
Daily Living
Escape From MS
MS and Career

Meet your match
Let us connect you with a new member from our community every day. We’ll recommend members to you based on your treatment plan, lifestyle interests, and needs. Browse member profiles and request to connect with anyone from our community, even instantly, with members listed as “Online now.”

Connect anytime, anywhere
Access support with ease from your Members screen. Check and send messages, see who’s online, and get notified when a new message comes in—all so you’ll never miss a thing.

Find what matters to you
Search the app for whatever’s on your mind. Thinking about starting a new treatment? Search for conversations, members, and articles that can give you the information you’re seeking.

Discover the world of multiple sclerosis
Get handpicked wellness and news stories reviewed by Healthline’s team of medical professionals delivered to you each week. Stay informed about new treatments, what’s trending, and the latest in clinical trials. Find ways to nurture your body, mind, and spirit for a new kind of support.


ABOUT HEALTHLINE

Healthline Media is the top ranked health publisher and number 44 on Comscore’s Top 100 Property rankings. Across all of its properties, Healthline Media each month publishes up to 1,000 scientifically accurate yet reader-friendly articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, nutritionists, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol.

More than 200 million people worldwide and 86 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively.

What’s New

Version 7.2.1

We are always making strides to ensure MS Healthline is the best version of itself. This update includes:
- Small updates and bug fixes ... because squashing bugs and improving your experience is our forte.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Rhianna84 ,

MS Buddy has given me a community

I started using MS Buddy in October after a bad relapse left me struggling to walk, increased numbness in extremities, and really bad MS Hug. It gave me a community of support that I never had before. I have had Multiple Sclerosis for 15 years and until this year I had only met/ talked to a handful of others with MS. I found people to talk with and it has been a boon to me in dealing with this disease and my relapse. I’m an Ambassador for MS Buddy now and being able to help others dealing with this disease has renewed my purpose. I still struggle with MS, but my outlook has improved dramatically, which makes dealing with this disease easier, physiologically and emotionally. Thank you MS Buddy! 🧡🙏🏼😊

cvcollins69 ,

Not feeling alone

This app is good and well worth downloading because there are so many of us that are in the same boat and need someone to lean on and talk to. It’s a great app but now it’s glitchy to where it takes me to sign in and then when I try I have to tap on the app again after it closes and then it takes me right to where my buddies are and messages with no problems. It was acting fine before the update and now it’s just too glitchy but I’ll keep using it hope the issues will get taken care of and soon. So for that reason I say it’s about a three overall a five

Developer Response ,

Hi :) Thank you so much for using the app and for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that logging into the app is causing you trouble. Please do let us know if you are still having this issue by contacting us at app-feedback@healthline.com
- MS Buddy Engineering Team

Junglista79 ,

MS Buddy

The very first MS Buddy to reach out to me scared me senseless. She called me “idiotic” because the night before, I asked if I was speaking to a robot or a human being. A lot of these apps DO USE ROBOTS and I was so glad to find MS Buddy with their real humans... until their real humanity leaked all over the place. Now it’s a mess. I’m very hesitant to return to the app. If I see this terrible user, I’ll have a deteriorating meltdown. I forgot, I even apologized for the robot question before noon today upon being convinced these really WERE people. But at 5:30, this user called me “idiotic” for, I’m guessing, asking questions so that we know if we are getting real support from real people at a time when we need it...badly. I did t download this app because I was bored. But I will delete this app because there is no protection from abusive users. Not my cup of tea. And I STILL have MS! This is the worst week EVER!

Developer Response ,

Hi Junglista79. I'm sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience. In MS Buddy, you can report other members for inappropriate or unwelcome behavior. To do this, click on the 3 dots in the upper righthand corner of the screen where you're messaging with that member. We'll look at the report and warn the user. In addition, this will block them from being able to communicate with you and delete your conversation with them. If you would like to discuss more, please email us at app-feedback@healthline.com. We strive to build a safe environment for everyone.

App Privacy

The developer, Healthline Media, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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