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Old 02-14-2007, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by pantos View Post
Don't be so sure that any and all efforts shouldn't be made to avoid future disability just because you are benign right now or even at 10 years - a large portion of this 'benign' group progressed at 20 year followup.
I've never really believed in the term "benign" MS. The disease is so unpredictable for everyone that it's almost impossible to try and determine what is a good course of action or not.

For 20 years after her first attack, my wife had few if any problems with her MS. She took nothing for it because nothing was available. Then it came back one morning and slowly progressed to SPMS within 5 years. Had any of the current drugs been available and she used them, her 20 years of success would have been attributed to the drugs. You just don't know with MS and each person has to make an informed decision as to what course of action they want to take.

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