Re: End Stage
I have a friend who lost his wife to a very aggressive form of MS. She most definitely died from the disease. It was 9 years from her initial diagnosis until she died. She spent the last two years of her life either with hospice care at home, or in a nursing home. I guess you'd call the last two years end-stage MS. No medications helped her at all at that point. It was quite sad, as her children were still at home, and had to grow up much too quickly.
Your doctor likely has some statistics her or she can tell you about survival rates and MS. In most cases, it is not a fatal disease. There are very rare cases where it is.