... progressive, etc and do the modifying treatments continue to help at all after a long time with the disease?
I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting ms on June 29, 1995. Avonex was the first therapy I was on and was working great. After 13 years, I started having having difficulties with mobility. Therapy was changed to Tysabri. To date, I am still having mobility problems. It is possible that I have progressed to secondary progressive, which is usually diagnosed in more than 50% of those originally diagnosed with RRMS. One thing that is most important to remember is that ms affects each person differently. No one, including the medical industry can give you a chart that predicts when and what symptoms you will encounter. The goal with all the therapies available to date, is to slow down the progression of ms.
There is one organization whose goal is to find the cause(s) so that a cure can be developed. I ask that you visit their website:
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