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Offline agate

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When I was diagnosed with MS, it apparently hadn't yet been classified into RRMS, SPMS, PPMS because nothing was said about those types of MS. A person either had MS or didn't have it.  Since the classifications have been established, people diagnosed with MS tend to be overly concerned about whether they're in the relapsing-remitting category or the secondary progressive one, and they worry about whether they might be passing from relapsing-remitting to secondary progressive.

It's probably an important distinction to be made but according to this large study, it's not at all easy to establish which type of MS a person has.

From PubMed (November 20, 2020)--"Transition to secondary progression in relapsing-onset multiple sclerosis: Definitions and risk factors":
MS Speaks--online for 17 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010. Glatopa (glatiramer acetate 40mg 3 times/week) since 12/16/20.


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