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Being Diagnosed At 72

Being Diagnosed At 72

I've just been diagnosed at 72. I have had several autoimmune diseases (Crohn's for one) for over the last 30 years. I've been taking medications that help to suppress those diseases and the neurologist believes that could be the reason the MS didn't actually show up sooner. Now that I've read some of the signs of MS I realize that I've had MS for a long time. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. One of my neurologist's said that most people that get MS are from the northern… read more

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yep ,in new zealand MS is to common,can't be too much further from the equator. The vitamin D thing might be something,in winter it's bloody cold so wrapped up warm,summer the sun is to strong so we cover up or hide in the shade. Since I started working full time outside my MS has been relatively stable . Might just be coincidence ..........

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi,
Diagnosed at 56, hindsight puts back to my early 20’s
Yes statistically it is much more prevalent in the Northern hemisphere. I am in Canada

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

It's great to hear from someone that was diagnosed after 20 or 30. Yes like you I'm sure I've had it for a long time now that I know what some of the symtoms are.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm in Michigan. Heat is horrible on me

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I live in Tennessee. PRAYERS for you.

posted almost 3 years ago
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