I had horrible bouts ON the 1st 5 or so years of ms then they gradually went away. Steroids did not help only made me grouchy and fat. ON comes and GOES on it's own.
I joined the state library for blind/disabled and was sent free a cassette player-which now should be cd player and was sent free books on tape at regular intervals. Shipping is all free and very convienent. The only problem is you can't bookmark a tape as easy as a book if you fall asleep!
My ms has been around over 17 years and just this year I've taken up watercolorpainting. It's very forgiving and you don't need full sight-which I don't have-to paint. The best thing I've found @ painting is I fall into the picture and do not think of anything else, my husband has a hard time getting my attention when I'm painting. If you're an avid reader you know you can actually think about something else when engrossed in a book>painting you cannot!!! I love it.
I just paint on the breakfast counter and a starter watercolor kit is around $10.00. Hope it can work for you as well as it does for me.