George Pepper: Understanding what is happening in multiple sclerosis ... even when you feel well

Feeling well does not mean that everything is under control.

“I only learnt about the term ‘atrophy’ a couple years ago. Understanding that after a certain point, around about thirty, all our brains are shrinking is scary enough, but understanding that this happens in MS at a much faster rate is scary.  I had a perception that if I was feeling well, if I had been relapse free, then that meant my MS was under control, but I have since learnt that this is not necessarily the case. The benefits and the impacts that treatments can make to your long-term prognosis is key, whether you are having relapses or not.”


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