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   Posted 11/27/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Or how young when you got diagnosed with MS?

I was 24...

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   Posted 11/28/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Why are you wanting to know?  Supposedly the "typical age range" for diagnosis of MS is in people between the ages of 20 - 45, although obviously there are many people younger and older than that who get diagnosed.  I was 34...but this was 25 years ago.  I think now people are getting diagnosed much earlier. I had symptoms that were probably MS-related for years before I ever went to the doctor to find out what was wrong with me.  I was probably 21 or 22 when things first started to go wrong.

...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 11/28/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
CelesteHoney, I was 22 when things really started to go wrong...28 when I was offically dxed. But was before MRI was present almost 24 yrs. ago..Hope they got you started on a therapy drug...I didnt start on that for awhile either...But have been on one now for 7-8 yrs. And it seems to be working...So good luck to you ---------------------pokey79
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   

I was 43 when I was diagnosed.  I did not have a long history of symptoms.  I had severe symptoms for about a month and then was hospitalized.  My diagnosis came about two months later.

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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed at 50 (last april). It took about 1 month for me to get the official dx. I did not have a long history of symptoms either; some numbness on the bottom of left foot for several years. Doctors attributed it to a pinched nerve. Had a signiciant flare in March that has resulted in some continuing problems.
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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 30 and was diagnosed after my leg, then my arm went partially numb. I only had an MRI which showed multiple lesions and that was enough for the diagnosis.
Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron

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   Posted 12/1/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Saturday a.m.
Good Morning:
I was DX'ed at 30 years.
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There is a line from the Greatful Dead sonf, "Truckin'",
which sums up the whole MS thing...
"...what a long, strang trip it's been...."

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   Posted 12/3/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed at 28. Oh my god I am 30 now!! I keep forgetting!! Anyhow, I don't have any MS friends in my age group :( I began to have symptoms at 17.

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   Posted 12/15/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 40

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   Posted 12/16/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I was 28 and was diagnosed after problems with my Eyes. Later i had problems with my legs. Now I´m 36 and the biggest problem is fatique.

Sorry, my English is not very good.

Diagnose 1999

Alles wird gut ;-)

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