2. MS needn’t be the end of the world…

…but it is the start of a long, unpredictable journey. MS isn’t a fatal condition, but so far we have no cure. It is sometimes called a ‘snowflake’ disease, because it affects everyone differently. Common symptoms include fatigue, problems walking, unusual feelings in the skin (such as pins and needles or numbness), slowed thinking or problems with eyesight. In any one person, the symptoms can vary from day to day. On top of this, some people experience relapses, which are new or much worse symptoms, lasting anything from one day to a number of weeks. Getting used to this unpredictability can be hard, but nurses and specialists can help you learn to adjust at school, at work and at home.

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