This is my MS – physical symptoms

Tripping Through Treacle

One thing that I have realised after living with multiple sclerosis for almost 25 years is just how variable it is. I was initially diagnosed as having ‘relapsing remitting’MS (RRMS). I was never sure when the next relapse would arrive. At one point, I went a whole 8 years without a relapse, feeling great with no MS symptoms, then I had 3 relapses within 18 months. As time has gone on, my relapses have stopped but the progression of my disease has become significant.

Have I moved into‘secondary progressive’MS (SPMS)? My heart says yes; I seem to fit the criteria perfectly. But my health care team seem to be reluctant to provide me with this label, perhaps because there are fewer treatments for SPMS and they are keen for me to continue on a Disease Modifying Drug (DMD) to see if it can slow my progression. I…

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