Living with an Invisible Illness
Most people living with MS have at some point been told, “but you look fine,” and while that is intended to be a compliment, it can actually be quite frustrating to hear. Because so many of the symptoms of MS are not visible on the outside, those who do not have MS really don’t understand what it’s like living with this condition every day. Between muscle spams, vision problems, pain, fatigue, and more, the impact MS can have on a person’s every day life is profound. We conducted a large survey of people who have MS, and asked many questions about what it is like living with an invisible illness. Here are some of the highlights from what we heard from the community.