Multiple Sclerosis: A Devastating Diagnosis

Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious auto-immune disease, quirky and unpredictable. The hallmark of MS is the episodic nature of the disorder. Symptoms appear, affecting one part of the body and after some time, weeks or months, disappear. Then different symptoms appear months to years later, affecting another part of the body. You could have numbness of the left hand for several weeks, which resolves. Then three months later, you lose the vision in your right eye. Symptoms vary from patient to patient. One person may have mostly mental deterioration while another may have paraplegia and a third will have visual symptoms or depression.