There are three main types of MS, each with its own characteristics. Regardless of the ‘type’, some people may be only mildly affected throughout their lives, while for others the effects may become noticeable quite quickly. Most people with MS experience something in between these extremes. It is not always clear what type of MS someone has, particularly when newly diagnosed and regardless of the type, health professionals will base symptom management on individual needs.
Remember that whatever name is given to your MS, how you best manage it will be a personal thing – any name for MS is only a guide to help you and your care team find the best treatment.