Re: Prognosis for young people with MS
i was diagnosed in high school. i'm 28 now, so it's been about 10 years. i'm not sure if age at diagnosis matters as much as how long the disease goes without being treated. it follows that younger is better, just since the disease has had less time to develop. it's possible to be a young person and have this disease. i got through high school, went to college, and entered the work force. i take good care of myself - try to eat right and exercise. i try my best to keep up with my general health, and that seems to help. i have never felt that my ms has stood in the way of dating or doing any other young person activities. it's hard at the beginning because it is such an emotional shock. but, once you get past that, it just becomes a part of the tapestry that is you.