I am 67 years old and I have relapsing/remitting MS. I’ve had MS for 25 years. I feel very fortunate not to have progressive MS at this point.
As I get older I find it more and more confusing to separate MS symptoms from “normal” aging symptoms. The neurologists I’ve asked told me that for the most part it is hard to tell. One article I read said that of course we get all the aging stuff, but we tend to be ahead of the curve by about 10 years.
The thing that worries me most is increasing cognitive loss. About ten years ago I did go through the testing for dementia, and at that time was told that t I did not have alzheimer’s or other common dementias. So the mental fog continues, and continues to get worse.
I suppose in the long run it really doesn’t matter. As always with this disease I waiting for the next adventure. Is anyone else experiencing this?