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Multiple Sclerosis

Types of MS

There are several different types of MS. Most people with MS have either relapsing-remitting MS or secondary progressive MS.

  • Relapsing/Remitting: Relapsing MS is where you have periods of symptoms followed by periods of non-symptoms in which your function becomes completely normal again. Remitting MS is where you have periods of symptoms followed by periods of non-symptoms – but the periods of non-symptoms don’t come all the way back to normal function.  In fact, the non-symptomatic periods get progressively worse.
  • Secondary Progressive: Secondary Progressive MS is where you start out with periods of symptoms followed by periods of non-symptoms, but then progress to a constant symptomatic state.
  • Progressive Relapsing: Progressive Relapsing MS is where you have spikes of symptoms followed by lower symptomatic states that get progressively worse over time.
  • Primary Progressive: Primary Progressive MS is where you get continually worse over time with no non-symptomatic states.