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  • j-dusenberry
    i was 29 yrs old
  • zacherydellis
    SARAH74 wrote: Hi Offbalance! I was 34 (now 38) everyone that I have actually met were in their 30s I've heard of young people getting it but honestly I didn't know 65+ got it .Now I know age must not matter..


    Hi my name is zachery and i was dignised as the age of 8 now 16 the ms shows up in tenagers more then the adoults now.
  • alialzaabi
    I got MS when i was 12.. Doctors did not know what i had.. I was walking with a limp.. 
  • Kimberly
     Hi Offbalance,
     I just wanted you to know.. that not only do I have MS, but my Mom of 79 yrs old was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with MS. She also has other autoimmune related diseases as well which might be a good thing as one cannot take over the other? Who knows? I do know that Autoimmune diseases are related to MS. My Mother is proof as well as I am. Let me start by telling you that my Mom has MS, Lupus, Raynauds, Scleroderma, Sjogren's, Leukopenia as well as Hashimotos disease and a few others that I cant remember at the moment.
     I have MS, Lupus, Psoriasis, Sarcoidosis, Scleritis, Blifferitis and Optic Neuritis. I hope you will go to my page and read my profile as my story is there. I was like you when I was diagnosed with MS as I knew it was not all in my head. I was relieved! If you want to learn more on Autoimmune diseases , go to www.aarda.org for more info. I am also a support leader for aarda in Michigan. I hope you are doing well. talk soon. xoxoxo
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    Kimberly,

      I tried to go your page and cannot access it.  I would love to visit your page.  So sorry that you have so many auto immune diseases.

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  • THERESAF

    Kim, are you a disease collector? (LOL)

    Nobody should get MS; but I guess there's no set time!

  • athomerhonda
    I was diagnosed at age 49. I too, have lots of auto-immune diseases. I had Rheumatic fever 15 yrs ago and currently have Psoriasis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and MS. There definitely is a connection here.
  • Vern-M
    Kimberly wrote:  Hi Offbalance,
     I am 41 and have just been diagnosed. I haven't taken any meds yet, but my nero has gave me 3 different books to look at. Can anyone tell me which of the 3 work best? Also curios to know about the side effects as well. Betaseron, Rebif and Copaxone are my choices.

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    Kimberly wrote:  Hi Offbalance,
     I just wanted you to know.. that not only do I have MS, but my Mom of 79 yrs old was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with MS. She also has other autoimmune related diseases as well which might be a good thing as one cannot take over the other? Who knows? I do know that Autoimmune diseases are related to MS. My Mother is proof as well as I am. Let me start by telling you that my Mom has MS, Lupus, Raynauds, Scleroderma, Sjogren's, Leukopenia as well as Hashimotos disease and a few others that I cant remember at the moment.
     I have MS, Lupus, Psoriasis, Sarcoidosis, Scleritis, Blifferitis and Optic Neuritis. I hope you will go to my page and read my profile as my story is there. I was like you when I was diagnosed with MS as I knew it was not all in my head. I was relieved! If you want to learn more on Autoimmune diseases , go to www.aarda.org for more info. I am also a support leader for aarda in Michigan. I hope you are doing well. talk soon. xoxoxo


    Hi Kimberly,

      We cannot go to your page or profile because you are blocked.  I would love to learn more about your particular problems.


  • deannay
    I was 35 when I got a definite diagnosis, 28 they started suspecting I may have M.S.. I think it went much further back that that, Now I'm 51 and secondary progressive' 
  • dwndvdsn

    Your family sounds like mine. Lupus & M.S. here, mom= lupus,  chrons , rheumaeoid arthrinis, my sister lupus & chrons, thank u for sharing.

  • Agartha
    I turned 32 July 8th, 2011 and was diagnosed 3 weeks later with MS. I knew a lot about MS because my Aunt Kim was diagnosed around 20 years ago. She had PPMS and passed away October 2011. We cried and laughed together throughout the years about "this stupid disease". When I was sick with optic neuritis, in which I went totally blind in my left eye, and a migraine that put me off work for a week, she had my Grams stop by my house and I went to the van to see her. Her advice, "Take one day at a time".  I sure miss my aunt, but I know she suffers no more. She died at 50 years old. I hope to be as brave as her. 
  • lisa76
    I was 35 when I was finally diagnosed.
  • itsKimmie
    Age 41, after 2 definitive episodes, dx'd within a year. I too am 'obese', for now, lol.  I also wonder how much is symptomatic and how much weight related.  Only one way to tell for sure, so I am determined to be healthy andtake advantage of  my minimal symptoms. (compared to others, they seem minimal)  Been on Copaxone for 5 weeks now.  Very glad to have been dx'd and getting on Rx early.   This site is great!   
  • Gina7
    I was diagnosed in June of 2011 at the age of 21. Numbness in my face and slurred speech send me to my doctor’s office 5 days after its onset. I had an MRI done looking for signs of a stroke. I received a phone call for my doctor telling be that it was possibly MS. It was confirmed by a neurologist a few hours after the phone call. I believe it was a blessing and a cure to have been diagnosed in such a short period of time. TODAY, I face the daily struggles of believing that my MS will not dictate how I live the rest of my life. LIVE HAPPY.
  • kezzlou22
    I was 22 when i was diagnosed with MS in July 2011 and i started on Avonex in September and have also been tested for Sarcoidosis although as far as i know that came back clear. My Aunty also had MS which she was diagnosed with in her 40's. My symptoms were Optic Neuritis and severe numbness and pain below my waist. Im waiting on another MRI as have had more relapses since my initial diagnosis which will determin if i stay on the Avonex or i start on Tysabri.
  • julie1988jt
    I had optic neuritis my junior year in high school (88) my dad had MS and my parents were divorced but my mom took me to my dads neurologist to find out what was going on with me, the doctor said it was optic neuritis and could be an early sign of MS or it would go away in 9 weeks.  Exactly 9 weeks later, my eye sight was totally back, so I just went about my business (did I mention that I was a JUNIOR in high school!  Needless to say  after a few"trips"  and one large move to the east coast I decided to go back and see same neurologist he recommended an MRI and was then told that I did indeed have MS (I believe this was 94)  Bottom line after having a neurologist here on the east and asking him if I should be taking something he FINALLY put me on Betaseron  in 97, since then, Avonex, Betaseron again and now Tysabri  Anyway MUCH more to tell bit I'll stop at that for mow...
  • kikis-smiling
    Hi kezzlou22, I was diagnosed with relapsing remiting MS in January of 1995 and I was put on Copaxon. I had been in the hospital 5 times in 2012. I had a real crapy neurologist who didn't want to chance my meds when clearly the copaxon was not working. I switched neurologists and he suggested that I go on Tysabri. Two of the best things I have ever done switched Dr's and went on Tysabri. I feel great and no more hospital stays. I wish you all the best.
  • Stoffel
    I was diagnosed March 1st 2012 (ny Birthday, great day to get these news) just turned 32
  • Meeks2015
    I was also diagnosed at age 32.