Here is My Question:
Are there people with MS that live normal life with minimum symptoms? From what Ive seen in the groups or forums, it looks like everyone lives with certain pains or disabilities and can’t live a normal life.
A normal life for anyone requires adaptions to all of life's burdens including injuries, common ailments, and aging, not to mention psychological stress, anxiety and depression. It is no different for those with MS, although those afflicted may experience further burdens over time. With this in mind, I can say that there are many people with MS that experience a relatively benign course, accumulating little impairment or disability over their life. It is hard to give you a number since everyone experiences MS differently; even those whom others may consider disabled in a wheelchair may report a higher quality of life than others still standing. I believe it is not just the level of measure impairment that dictates how we experience disease; it is the ability to adapt and remain positive, usually with the help of a great social supports (friends and family), that allow people to do well over time.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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