Re: what type of MS does everyone have?
I'm sure it's different for everyone, but in my case, I had Bell's Palsy about a year before I was dx with MS, which was in '93. I was 36 years old then. It started with double vision and major fatigue. Tingeling in arms and legs, etc. Other than my left leg giving me some problems about a year later....I have been pretty much symptom free since then. Praise the Lord! I get tired, but nothing I can't deal with. Have been working full time and raising 3 kids. My husband is a big help with housework, laundry, etc. Don't know if I could have done it without him. They never called it a certain type. I figured relapsing-remitting?? Then first of this month....boom! I woke up with double vision and it's been downhill since. The doc I used to go to didn't have me on any meds. His theory was, "if you're not having problems, then why take the drugs with all the side effects?" I guess that's a personal choice, but I have to wonder if this exacerbation would have been any diffferent(shorter, less severe?) if I had of been taking something. My new doc (neuro) wants me on Avonex which will probably start this week. She said my MRI, which I got last week, shows a new lesion on the brain, but spine was normal (except for "normal" arthritis (aging) YUCK! Heck, I'm only 48! That's too young for arthritis..lol. Sry to make this so long....bottom line....they're still not calling it a certain kind..All I know is I have it and it sucks!!!!
Oh, Interesting find was that the MRI showed that I have a pretty significant sinus infection so she wanted me to go to my gp and get med. I didn't even notice with all the other stuff going on with my body!LOL