Life with MS

The impact of MS is undeniable. Everyone responds to the diagnosis differently.

In addition to the impact of MS on our own lives, MS also impacts our relationships with family and friends.

Most respondents are in stable long term relationship. For the few who are in a complicated relationship their condition is partially the cause of the complication.

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How MS has impacted the lives of participants

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Pie chart showing how MS has impacted relationships of participants

Most respondents are in stable long term relationship. For the few who are in a complicated relationship their condition is partially the cause of the complication.

Relapses

Respondents reported a wide range of response on the timing of their exacerbations / relapses. During relapses a wide variety of symptoms are being reported, while over two third of respondents have relapses that last one month or less.

Pie chart showing average frequency participants experience relapses
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Relapse Recency reported by participants
Pie chart of relapse duration reported by participants


Support
This section highlights the strong personal networks that many people living with MS have established.

Pie chart showing that 59% of participants have a loved one actively involved with managing their MS, and 41% do not
chart showing who makes up participants' support networks
How support networks help participants manage their MS

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Tracking
A vast majority of respondents track the progression of their MS through the use of MRI, often time once or twice a year. 67% respondents reported their MRI results showing the similar or fewer lesions than previous MRI.
Support
This section highlights the strong personal networks that many people living with MS have established.

Pie chart showing that 59% of participants have a loved one actively involved with managing their MS, and 41% do not
chart showing who makes up participants' support networks
How support networks help participants manage their MS

Next: Doctors and treatment

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Respondents reported a wide range of response on the timing of their exacerbations / relapses. During relapses a wide variety of symptoms are being reported, while over two third of respondents have relapses that last one month or less.

Pie chart showing average frequency participants experience relapses

a silhouette of a man surrounded by a list of relapse symptoms

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Relapse Recency reported by participants

Pie chart of relapse duration reported by participants

Next: Tracking

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A vast majority of respondents track the progression of their MS through the use of MRI, often time once or twice a year. 67% respondents reported their MRI results showing the similar or fewer lesions than previous MRI.

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Next: Support

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This section highlights the strong personal networks that many people living with MS have established.

Pie chart showing that 59% of participants have a loved one actively involved with managing their MS, and 41% do not

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chart showing who makes up participants' support networks

How support networks help participants manage their MS

Doctors and treatment

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Written by: Jonathan Simmons | Last reviewed: May 2015.